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The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Noisy Garbageman


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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Release Date:

17 February 1984 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Legend in Leotards  »

Box Office


AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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American Alan Arkin and Englishman Christopher Lee were imported from overseas to headline this Australian feature film. See more »


Captain Invincible: You'll never change.
Mr. Midnight: And you will never win.
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God Bless America
Words and music by Irving Berlin
Performed by Kate Smith
Used by permission of Irving Berlin Music Corp.
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Classic Camp Superhero Fun
13 September 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was but a young lad, and loved it - the fact that some of the film was set in Australia played something of a major part in this - although some bits frightened me for no apparent reason. On repeated viewings, however, I have to say the film still holds up in the manner it was intended: over the top, extremely silly, fun.

The casting is superb; Christopher Lee and Alan Arkin skine, and I'm one Australian who wouldn't have minded seeing Graham Kennedy as the real Prime Minister...

Although they're quite well written - the "Hypno-Ray" song still sticks in my memory - the songs do seem a bit out of place, but when you're watching the story of an alcoholic ex-superhero who's retired to Australia, well... Frankly I think the sillier the better!

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