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Director:
Writers:
Don Ingalls (teleplay)
Don Ingalls (story) ...
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Release Date:
19 January 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Reb Brown ... Captain America / Steve Rogers
Len Birman ... Dr. Simon Mills

Heather Menzies-Urich ... Dr. Wendy Day (as Heather Menzies)

Robin Mattson ... Tina Hayden

Joseph Ruskin ... Rudy Sandrini
Lance LeGault ... Harley (as Lance Le Gault)
Frank Marth ... Charles Barber

Steve Forrest ... Lou Brackett
Chip Johnson ... Jerry
James Ingersoll ... Lester Wiant

Jim B. Smith ... F.B.I. Assistant
Jason Wingreen ... Surgeon
June Dayton ... Secretary
Diana Webster ... Nurse
Dan Barton ... Jeff Haden
Ken Chandler ... 1st Doctor
Buster Jones ... Anesthetist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nocana Aranda ... Throckmorton (uncredited)
Michael McManus ... Ortho (uncredited)
Lonnie Pense ... Wino in Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Rod Holcomb 
 
Writing credits
Don Ingalls (teleplay)

Don Ingalls (story) and
Chester Krumholz (story)

Jack Kirby  characters (uncredited)
Joe Simon  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Allan Balter .... executive producer
Martin M. Goldstein .... associate producer (as Martin Goldstein)
 
Original Music by
Pete Carpenter 
Mike Post 
 
Cinematography by
Ronald W. Browne (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael S. Murphy 
 
Casting by
Joe Reich  (as Joseph Z. Reich)
 
Art Direction by
Louis Montejano  (as Lou Montejano)
 
Set Decoration by
Richard Reams  (as Rich Reams)
 
Costume Design by
Charles Waldo 
 
Production Management
Jack Stubbs .... unit production manager (as D. Jack Stubbs)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Connors .... first assistant director (as Tom Connors III)
Mark R. Schilz .... second assistant director (as Mark Schilz)
 
Sound Department
Bruce Bell .... sound effects editor
William Griffith .... sound (as Bill Griffith)
 
Stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Jean Coulter .... stunts (uncredited)
Tim Culbertson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Reggie Newkirk .... key first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Archer .... costume supervisor
Jerry Herrin .... assistant to costume designer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
 
Other crew
Stan Lee .... consultant
 

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Runtime:
120 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as 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 »
Quotes:
Steve Rogers:The American ideal. It's a little tough to find these days, isn't it?
Dr. Simon Mills:Not if you know where to look.
Steve Rogers:Right on.
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Fairly Decent Portrayal Of Captain America, 8 January 2003
Author: Big Movie Fan from England

Firstly, let me say that if you've ever read the Captain America comics, then be warned-the Captain America in this movie bears no resemblance to the one in the comic. Everything has changed.

I first saw this movie in the early 1980's on video. I was a little bit disappointed at not seeing the Captain America I was used to reading from the 60's/70's comic books; however, if you can get past that minor triviality, then you have a film that pretty much stands out on it's own.

Everything has changed-there is no supervillain like The Red Skull. Captain America rides a motorcycle and his costume is different. His origin is different and he is dealing with small-time crooks (well, small time compared to supervillains like Dr Doom and The Red Skull). If you can just sit back and forget that the producers changed everything then you have an enjoyable film with a fairly memorable musical score.

As I mentioned earlier, there were no supervillains in the movie but neither did you find supervillains in the Spider-Man or Incredible Hulk TV shows and they were entertaining.

Captain America was a decent film and I believe it may have inspired certain TV shows (such as Street Hawk starring Rex Smith). Whatever your thoughts on this movie, it was a hell of a lot better than the painfully average Captain America movie from the 90's which did remain faithful to the original comic book character. Take your pick.

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