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Captain America (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  19 January 1979 (USA)
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A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

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Len Birman ...
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Dr. Wendy Day (as Heather Menzies)
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Tina Hayden
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Rudy Sandrini
Lance LeGault ...
Harley (as Lance Le Gault)
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Charles Barber
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Lou Brackett
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Lester Wiant
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Jeff Haden
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When a commercial artist is almost murdered by spies looking for his late father's secrets, he is saved in surgery when the FLAG formula is injected into him. This serum not only healed him but also gave him tremendous strength and lightening reflexes. To help him retaliate for his attack, a government agency equipments him with a special motorcycle loaded with gadgets and a detachable shield is not only bulletproof, but can be thrown as a offensive returning weapon. Thus armed, he battles against the nation's enemies as the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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When Captain America is trying to stop the truck, he radios in to Dr. Mills to tell him that he had dropped his bike and it needed to be picked up. Moments later, he bends an exhaust pipe to an open vent to make the passenger ill. With the volume that Captain America had to speak into the radio, the passenger should have heard him talking and been able to react to his being there. See more »

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Dr. Simon Mills: Your father developed and perfected the ultimate steroid. He synthesized it from his own adrenal gland and then, through long research, developed a super hormone. He called it 'Flag'. That's right, F.L.A.G. Full Latent Ability Gain.
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One of the best superhero movies!!!
1 October 2002 | by (Cincinatti) – See all my reviews

WOW!!! I have seen this movie and its sequel and I think both are some of the best superhero movies I've ever seen. I also like the later 1989 Captain America movie, which is pretty faithful to the comics movie, but I think I like the 1979 portrayal of Cap the best. Okay, actually the costume and shield are more like the comics in the 1989 movie and I do like that, but I also like the 1979 movies.

True, in this movie the origin is different, but at least it's close to the original. The costume is different but at the end of the movie, Steve Rogers offers his own design for the costume, and he wears it for the second movie, which looks a lot better.

Anyway, there's great superhero action and stunts in both movies. Very enjoyable. Check them out. Captain America rocks!


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