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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)
Frank Marth ...
Charles Barber
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Lou Brackett
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Lester Wiant
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June Dayton ...
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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 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 »

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Tina Hayden: How can I thank you?
Captain America: Just be happy.
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Typical of any Universal adaptation of Marvel Heroes
7 August 2011 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

At the time, Universal had success with the "Incredible Hulk" starring the late Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno as "The Hulk" (the latter had both cameos on the 21st century versions by Ang Lee and Louis Leterrier...), and seeing that another studio produced "Spiderman" on TV, they wanted to try a modern version of Captain America.

As I remember, while the version presented showed Cap riding his bike, wearing an helmet instead of the cowl mask and a transparent shield, I was rather deceived as I thought that they would revived a "Six Million Dollar Man" clone instead of a superhero series.

The story had only limited action, but only at the middle and the end of the TV movie. The rest was overly long, focusing on why Steve Rogers had to follow up this strange agent all along the story.

I don't blame Reb Brown here, he did what he could. For just 2 TV movies.

At least this version was OK over the 1991 version, but not compared to 2011 version which caught the essence of Cap.


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