MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,762 this week

Captain America (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  19 January 1979 (USA)
3.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.6/10 from 721 users  
Reviews: 22 user | 18 critic

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 22 May 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 15 Feb 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 15 Nov 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Captain America" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Captain America (TV Movie 1979)

Captain America (TV Movie 1979) on IMDb 3.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Captain America.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Incredible Hulk Returns (TV Movie 1988)
Action | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

It's been two years since the Hulk has surfaced, and Dr David Bruce Banner is on the verge of curing himself of the Hulk. A device he helped create, the Gamma Transponder, will rid him of ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicholas Corea, Bill Bixby
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin
Mighty Thor (TV Series 1966)
Animation | Fantasy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The contemporary adventures of the Norse god of thunder and lightning.

Stars: Bernard Cowan, Peg Dixon, Chris Wiggins
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly prehistoric wasteland.

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Reb Brown, Corinne Cléry, Luciano Pigozzi
Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two episodes of the TV series "Spider Man" edited together and released as a feature.

Director: Don McDougall
Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields
Night Claws (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A small town is being terrorized by a killer Bigfoot. One that is blood thirsty, vicious and kills without warning and without discrimination. A scientist by the name of Sarah Evans (... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: Reb Brown, Leilani Sarelle, Ted Prior
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

During the critical experiment that would rid David Banner of the Hulk,a spy sabotages the laboratory. Banner falls in love with the spy, Jasmin, who performs missions only because her ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Bixby
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Elizabeth Gracen
Cage (1989)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) ... See full summary »

Director: Lang Elliott
Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Reb Brown, Michael Dante
The Marvel Super Heroes (TV Series 1966)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An anthology series featuring superheroes published by Marvel Comics

Stars: Bernard Cowan, Jack Creley, Len Carlson
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Istanbul is being terrorized by a crime wave, and the police call in American superhero Captain America and Mexican wrestler Santo to put a stop to it.

Director: T. Fikret Uçak
Stars: Aytekin Akkaya, Deniz Erkanat, Yavuz Selekman
Spider-Man (1981–1987)
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The web slinging superhero battles crime in New York City.

Stars: Ted Schwartz, William Woodson, Linda Gary
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

In this Marvel Comic adaption, four astronauts get bombarded with cosmic rays when an accident occurs. The four of them acquire special powers, and decide to form a superhero group called ... See full summary »

Director: Oley Sassone
Stars: Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood, Rebecca Staab
The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)
Adventure | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.

Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Len Birman ...
...
Dr. Wendy Day (as Heather Menzies)
...
Tina Hayden
...
Rudy Sandrini
Lance LeGault ...
Harley (as Lance Le Gault)
Frank Marth ...
Charles Barber
...
Lou Brackett
Chip Johnson ...
Jerry
James Ingersoll ...
Lester Wiant
...
F.B.I. Assistant
Jason Wingreen ...
Surgeon
June Dayton ...
Secretary
Diana Webster ...
Nurse
Dan Barton ...
Jeff Haden
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Capitán América  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When he is on top of the truck, and the door gets unlocked and he swings it open knocking the two guys down the embankment, a few minutes later the chopper lands on flat ground and the pilot runs right up to the truck as it's parked beside a flat plain, with no embankment in sight. See more »

Quotes

Tina Hayden: How can I thank you?
Captain America: Just be happy.
See more »

Connections

Version of Spider-Man (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
For a 70s TV movie...
8 April 2007 | by (Miami, Fl.) – See all my reviews

I basically went into this movie thinking, "Ooof. This is going to be really bad." I felt that way mainly because of the motorcycle helmet Captain America wears, although the rest of the suit seems pretty faithful.

It looks like this movie did what the Hulk series did: Change the story of the comic to fit the parameters of a television budget. And for the most part, it did this very well.

It's hinted that the Captain America from the comics is basically the father of the star of this film. Although this sounds like a very cheesy and very bad idea, the actors and the dialogue convey this point in a believable and credible fashion. So this is definitely one of the film's strong points.

The story involves the death of a friend and the detonation of an atomic bomb, but those are more like entertaining plot devices since I found the story to be mostly an origin story, showing how Steve Rogers is slowly led to his destiny to become Captain America. The film wisely focuses on this and the interaction of the actors, and this is where the film's strength lies.

Reb Brown is a good Captain America, but for me, I found it a pleasure to watch Len Birman as Simon Mills, the government official who assists Captain America. To my knowledge, this Simon Mills character does not exist in the comics, (though I can't be sure since I never really read the Capt. America comics), but I really enjoyed watching Len Birman's sincere performance. He was the most interesting character in the movie, and he could be the reason I enjoyed the film so much.

The first 15 minutes of the movie are kinda laughable. You might find yourself wondering why you're watching this, but I think it will reward the patient (and forgiving) viewer. You'll have to wait for a few minutes before the movie settles into its own.

It's not as good as the Hulk pilot, but it's in the same mold. Or if you've seen the live-action Spiderman TV series, you get more of an idea of what to expect.

Worth a look for comic fans.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Now on Region 2 DVD craiglowrie
Discuss Captain America (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?