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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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was being produced by the same company, and at the same time, as The Transformers: The Movie (1986). This had been agreed that both movies would suffer the loss of the lead heroes, Optimus Prime and Duke. Production had begun on G.I. Joe first, and was thus expected to be released first. During the production of the two movies, G.I. Joe got held up while Transformers finished production. Release dates were changed and Transformers got a theatrical release in 1986. Optimus Prime's death sparked some controversy and caused the writers to change Duke's death to a coma. G.I. Joe never got to the theaters, and was released to video instead. Had G.I. Joe been released first, Optimus Prime might have survived the movie. However, according to story consultant Buzz Dixon, if you watch the "Duke goes into a coma" sequence with the volume turned down, it's obvious that Duke actually dies at the end of the scene. See more »

Goofs

Gung-Ho says it's time to go and Cobra says, "Straight head!", at which point Gung-Ho does a 360 and goes in the opposite direction. 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 »

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I seen this movie years ago and still remember it was Great!
20 May 2003 | by jb3blazeSee all my reviews

This is a movie about yet another attempt to take control of the planet by the evil forces of C.O.B.R.A., "a ruthless terrorist organization bent on world domination", only to be thwarted by `the real American hero's' G.I. JOE. As a die-hard fan of the cartoon series when I was younger, this movie was the end all be all for me. I felt it to be so entertaining that to this day I still remember most of the movie, which is surprising seeing as I have not seen it since its release in '87'. The thing that made this movie so entertaining is that it was a great story and it reveals so much about the characters. You get to see a JOE evolve from a "snot nose" recruit to a responsible and capable soldier in the form of Lt. Falcon. Also C.O.B.R.A.'s origins are reveled. In a subtaraininan race call Cobra-La. We also learn why and how Cobra Commander came to where his mask and hood; who inevitably gets transformed into a serpent by the same chemical that disfigured his face. The JOE's have to deal with cobra having one of there top soldiers and commanders `Duke' injured and relying on Sgt. Slaughters troops the `renegades' to help over take cobra and make them rue the day they tangled with the JOE's. This is a movie any one who was a fan of the cartoon series should see I promise you that you wont be disappointed.


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