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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero 

The GI Joe Special Missions force must battle to build a counterweapon to Cobra's teleportation device.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Bell ...  Dr. Vandermeer / ... 5 episodes, 1983
Arthur Burghardt ...  Destro / ... 5 episodes, 1983
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ...  Cobra Commander / ... 5 episodes, 1983
B.J. Ward ...  Scarlett 5 episodes, 1983
Morgan Lofting Morgan Lofting ...  Baroness / ... 4 episodes, 1983
Marla Frumkin Marla Frumkin ...  Selena 4 episodes, 1983
John Stephenson ...  Gen. Flagg / ... 4 episodes, 1983
Frank Welker ...  Timber / ... 4 episodes, 1983
Libby Aubrey ...  Cover Girl 3 episodes, 1983
Buster Jones Buster Jones ...  Doc / ... 3 episodes, 1983
Peter Cullen ...  Ramar / ... 2 episodes, 1983
Rob Paulsen ...  Tripwire / ... 2 episodes, 1983
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Storyline

The G.I. Joe Special Missions Force must contend with COBRA who, after a successful raid for a special broadcast satellite, now threatens the world with a revolutionary device called the MASS device which can snatch anything seemingly out of existence around the world as well as normal teleportation. GI Joe finds the original designer of the device who advises that the only way to counter that weapon is to build a MASS device of their own. However to do that, three rare catalytic elements are needed to power the device properly. Now the team must race around the world and find those supplies, while battling COBRA who has the same need for them as well. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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USA

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English

Release Date:

12 September 1983 (USA) See more »

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G.I. Joe: The MASS Device See more »

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(5 parts)

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Color
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Trivia

The scene in the opening montage of Flash firing his laser rifle at a target is actually taken from the commercial for the "GI JOE #1" comic. See more »

Goofs

Ramar's height fluctuates throughout the entire mini-series. When Duke first confronts Ramar in the Arena of Sport, Ramar towers over him, and looks to be somewhere between 13-14 feet tall (if we are to believe Scarlett's line that Duke is 6'2"). In the second episode, in close quarter combat with Duke, Ramar looks to be a couple of feet taller than Duke, which would place him in the 8-9 foot range. By the fourth episode, Ramar stands next to Selena and is barely taller than she is, which would make him somewhere between 6-7 feet tall. See more »

Quotes

Destro, Stalker: The MASS device is NOT a toy for your amusement!
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Alternate Versions

The home video version also omits several lines from Dr. Vandemeer as he talks about the third element. Also trimmed are the Joes calling out "Yo Joe! Go, go, go!" as they try to lift the meteorite seconds before Destro's squadron appears. Everything is restored in the Rhino DVD. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) See more »

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Yo Joe
16 September 2015 | by TerryfanSee all my reviews

He'll fight for freedom! Wherever there's trouble, G.I. Joe is there!

G.I. Joe (A Real American Hero) G.I. Joe is there!

It's G.I. Joe against Cobra and Destro, Fighting to save the day! He never gives up! He's always there! Fighting for freedom over land and air!

G.I. Joe (A Real American Hero) G.I. Joe is there!

"G.I. Joe is the code name for America's daring highly trained special mission force. It's purpose: to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world!"

He never gives up! He'll stay 'til the fight's won! G.I. Joe will dare!

G.I. Joe (A Real American Hero) G.I. Joe!

As soon as you hear the intro to G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero you know it was bound for glory and that is exactly what happened.

This series introduce fan favorite Heroes and villains from both G.I.JOE and their enemy Cobra. The G.I.JOE: Duke, Scarlett, Cover Girl, Snake Eyes and Cobra: Cobra Commander, Destro, Baroness, Major Bludd. There were so many new characters to be introduce that they did it in five episodes of this G.I.JOE Mini Series and it did well with introducing them to the fans.

This was the beginning of greatness YO JOE!


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