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Director:
Writers:
Wilton Schiller (written by) &
Patricia Payne (written by)
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Release Date:
23 November 1979 (USA) See more »
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The star spangled hero must battle a villain's plan to poison America with a chemical that horrifically accelerates the aging process. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Spirited Improvement over the original See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Reb Brown ... Captain America / Steve Rogers

Connie Sellecca ... Dr. Wendy Day
Len Birman ... Dr. Simon Mills

Christopher Lee ... Miguel
Katherine Justice ... Helen Moore
Christopher Cary ... Professor Ian Ilson

William Lucking ... Stader (as Bill Lucking)

Stanley Kamel ... Kramer

Ken Swofford ... Everett Bliss

Lana Wood ... Yolanda
Arthur Rosenberg ... Doctor
William Mims ... Dr. J. Brenner (as Bill Mims)

Alex Hyde-White ... Young Man

Lachelle Chamberlain ... Young Girl
Susan French ... Mrs. Shaw
John Waldron ... Peter Moore
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Timothy O'Hagan ... Cal (uncredited)

Directed by
Ivan Nagy 
 
Writing credits
Wilton Schiller (written by) &
Patricia Payne (written by)

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
Vincent A. Martinelli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael S. Murphy 
 
Casting by
Joe Reich 
 
Art Direction by
David L. Snyder 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert George Freer 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Wood 
 
Production Management
Ralph S. Singleton .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick A. Duffy .... first assistant director (as Pat Duffy)
Rod Holcomb .... second unit director
Steven P. Saeta .... second assistant director (as Steven Saeta)
Barry Wetherby .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bruce Bell .... sound effects editor
Jerry Smith .... sound (as Jerry E. Smith)
 
Stunts
Tim Culbertson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Reggie Newkirk .... key first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Frank Denson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stan Lee .... consultant
 

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83 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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The second TV pilot for a series that never went into production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Captain America stops two thugs from mugging an old lady, one takes off on foot, right in front of the other one who takes off in a dune buggy. The thug on foot runs in front of the dun buggy just as the dune buggy takes off, but in the next shot of the dune buggy speeding off, the thug on foot has disappeared.See more »
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Steve Rogers:[sketching a portrait of an old lady] Mrs. Shaw, you have the eyes of Farrah Fawcett and a face like Julie Christie.See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Spirited Improvement over the original, 22 September 2006
Author: kronos_kronos from United States

With the bastardized origin story of the first movie out the way we skip straight to the action this time and Cap gets more screen time. The costume is much closer to the comics (he still won't take the helmet off when he parks the motorcycle although you can see he has a cowl underneath!) Reb finally stopped smiling as Cap, that drove me nuts in the first one! He actually has some command as the lead Avenger this time.

The Miquel character is clearly inspired by the Red Skull and Christopher Lee has great presence; too bad he didn't get more screen time (one can easily see how he would be a great Red Skull watching this; much better than Scott Paulkin from the direct-to-video movie). Even the plot by Miquel to extort money from the US government by threatening to dump his aging gas on a densely populated American city sounds like a kid-friendly version of something the Red Skull would cook up.

The story and characterizations are actually surprisingly involving, nothing too heady, but good. A patriotic message of independence and love for one's country and respect for another's is at the heart of this tale, albeit laced in cheese, but what did you expect? I can't help but smile along with Cap and his female co-star at the end of it all. The villain and reticent townsfolk Cap encounters in this film remind one that hate and anger may motivate and protect, but if not released eventually kills the spirit.

Final verdict: The 1991 film may have been more faithful to the comics, but this one is more energizing, has pound-for-pound more spirit from all involved and is just plain more fun. Ought to be released on DVD along with the original, if only for historical purpose.

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