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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
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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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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. 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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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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