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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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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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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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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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