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In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super... See full summary »


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Kate Fitzpatrick ...
Tupper / Coach
David Argue ...
Italian Salesman
Deli Owner
Chelsea Brown ...
Tour Guide
Italian Man
Arthur Dignam ...
Noel Ferrier ...
Airforce General
Hayes Gordon ...
Maitre D'
Graham Kennedy ...
Gus Mercurio ...
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In WWII, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a US super secret super weapon is stolen, he's asked to come back, to help. Unfortunately, he's an alcoholic now... -- parody of superhero comic strips. Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Release Date:

17 February 1984 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Legend in Leotards  »

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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After this film, director Philippe Mora and star Christopher Lee re-teamed for Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985). The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) represents the first of their two collaborations. See more »


Patty Patria: This is the American Eagle Network, broadcasting one last time... for all of you out there who still believe in fairies, heroes, second chances... love and trust. Captain, they're playing your song.
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Spoofs Superman (1941) See more »


New York, New York
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Words by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by Alan Arkin
Used by permission by Warner Bros. Music
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DC comics meets the Rocky Horror Show
15 May 1999 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

The US government's latest secret weapon is stolen, and the only man who can find it is an alcoholic ex-superhero. Captain Invincible returned to obscurity in his native Australia after a nasty run in with HUAC...

Captain Invincible is a hilarious, rock-opera parody of DC/Marvel superhero comics. To give away too much of the ridiculously ramshackle plot would be to spoil it, but you suspect this film was inspired by Christopher Lee's lament that he never starred in a musical comedy.

Lee steals the film as the dastardly arch-villain Mr. Midnight, belting out his numbers in a fine bass-baritone, as scantily clad slave girls massage his jodhpured thighs. Unforgettable.

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