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G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)

Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | Video 14 August 1987
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The heroic G.I. Joe action force must oppose the ruthless Cobra organization that has secretly allied with a subterranean reptilian people who were their founders.

Director:

Don Jurwich

Writer:

Ron Friedman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Adler ... Low Light (voice)
Shuko Akune ... Jinx (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Wetsuit (voice)
Michael Bell ... Duke / Xamot / Blowtorch / Lift Ticket (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Motorviper (voice) (as Greg Berger)
Earl Boen ... Taurus (voice)
Arthur Burghardt ... Destro / Iceberg (voice)
Corey Burton ... Tomax (voice)
William Callaway ... Beach Head (voice)
François Chau ... Quick Kick (voice)
Peter Cullen ... Zandar / Nemesis Enforcer / Scientist (voice)
Brian Cummings ... Dr. Mindbender (voice)
Jennifer Darling ... Pythona (voice)
Laurie Faso Laurie Faso ... Tunnel Rat (voice)
Hank Garrett ... Dial Tone (voice) (as Hank Garret)
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Storyline

Time and time again, Cobra has been on the threshhold of global domination, only to be thwarted by the Joes. Now the ruthless terrorist organization has a new ally, the Cobra-La race, led by Golobulus. Golobulus wants to steal the Joes' "Broadcast Energy Transmitter" in order to ripen space spores and mutate the people of Earth. When Duke is injured and the rest of the force immobilized, it's up to the new "rawhides" and Slaughter's Marauders to pick up the slack and save the world. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

G.I. Joe: The Movie See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was intended to have a theatrical release. However, the Transformers and My Little Pony movies (both released in the summer of 1986) both underperformed in theaters. This lead to the decision of having the G.I. Joe Movie get a direct-to-video release instead. Hasbro was also planning to make a movie for Jem and the Hollograms (1985), but the financial failures of the two aforementioned films caused them to cancel the film altogether. See more »

Goofs

During the opening battle, in one scene the parachutes falling down in the sky, are not falling and just sitting there in the air. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cobra Commander: Cobra, retreat! Retreat!
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Alternate Versions

Since GI Joe was known as Action Force in the UK, this movie had substantial changes for it's UK release. It is called Action Force: The Movie, and the heroes' war cry of "Yo Joe!" is unconvincingly re-dubbed as "Full Force!". There is also a long pre-credits sequence showing a COBRA attack on the Statue of Liberty, with Action Force responding. There is no dialogue, and the song played over the sequence is the familiar GI Joe theme, but re-recorded to replace all mentions of GI Joe with "Action Force". It actually sounds better than the original, as the words "Action Force" fit the tempo of the song better. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2018) See more »

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Action Packed!
16 September 2007 | by Thanosied790870See all my reviews

I only heard about this movie last week, and watched it on youtube a few hours ago. I can only imagine how exciting it must have been for a kid from the 1980's to watch this. The plot is very Gi Joe-ish: Cobra plans to steal a device that can help them gain control of the world, Blah blah blah. Only this time, They're getting help from an ancient race of snake-people! Also, for the first time, Cobra Commander's origin is revealed! It's an awesome movie, But with a big problem (I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about) However, like I said before, There's always action in some form or another in almost every scene, so that more than makes up for you-know-what in my book. That, and one of the coolest movie openings ever. It even has some humor in it! The animation, although about 20 years old, is impressive. Go rent a copy today!


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