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Still shot from the movie: G.I. Joe - The Rise of the Cobra.

G.I. Joe - The Rise of the Cobra

Based on a Hasbro product, this boy doll is no longer a child's toy. Instead, he's a lean, mean, elite military fighting machine. Staring Channing Tatum, this G.I Joe is out to disable Cobra, a mercenary organization headed by a Scottish arms dealer. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 07 Aug 2009
Video Release: 03 Nov 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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