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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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Kate Fitzpatrick ...
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Tupper / Coach
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David Argue ...
Italian Salesman
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Deli Owner
Chelsea Brown ...
Tour Guide
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Italian Man
Arthur Dignam ...
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Noel Ferrier ...
Airforce General
Hayes Gordon ...
Kirby
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Maitre D'
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Gus Mercurio ...
Noisy Garbageman
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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 <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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What the world needs now is a shining hero! See more »


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17 February 1984 (West Germany)  »

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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 »

Quotes

Mr. Midnight: Same old dreary demands. Self righteous, messianic, moralistic and increasingly tedious.
Captain Invincible: Fine talk from a sociopath paranoid schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur.
Mr. Midnight: Thank you.
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Features The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

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Heaven In Your Eyes
Written and Composed by Beth Lawrence, Norman Thalheimer
Sung by Beth Lawrence
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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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