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Captain America (1979)

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
Chip Johnson ...
Jerry
James Ingersoll ...
Lester Wiant
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June Dayton ...
Secretary
Diana Webster ...
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Dan Barton ...
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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19 January 1979 (USA)  »

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Capitán América  »

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Goofs

Dr. Mills states that the test rat's body is rejecting the FLAG serum. But this is impossible: human steroids would be chemically similar or identical to rodent steroids - there would be little if any rejection. - The FLAG serum was designed using cells from Steve's dad and so was engineered to work specifically for his genetic structure, which is why they asked Steve to take the serum instead of finding someone else. See more »

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Tina Hayden: How can I thank you?
Captain America: Just be happy.
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Poor TV Film Version.
23 August 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Before Chris Evans brought the role to the big screen, Reb Brown debuted as Captain America/Steve Rogers, in this limp, mechanical adaptation of the comic book. Plot lurches along without any style or substance, just a stale series of uninteresting character development, before the uninspired action scenes. Oh yes, there was a sequel.

You might think that the creators would have learned something from the marvelous "The Incredible Hulk" TV series with Bill Bixby, but this has none of that show's heart or intelligence.

Perhaps I'm being too harsh, since it is innocuous enough, but still...

Released on DVD as a double feature with Part II, from Shout Factory, on loan from Universal(which also produced "The Incredible Hulk")


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