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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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President
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Italian Salesman
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Deli Owner
Chelsea Brown ...
Tour Guide
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Italian Man
Arthur Dignam ...
Lawyer
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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... Everything's going to be just great again! See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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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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Alan Arkin received top / first billing, Christopher Lee received second billing, Kate Fitzpatrick received third billing, Bill Hunter received fourth billing and Michael Pate received fifth billing. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Midnight: [sings] Live happily ever after / With a Chablis and some laughter / Between the sheets is lovely / With a dizzy blonde and a bottle of bubbly.
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Featured in Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) See more »

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Amazing How They're Alike
Written and Composed by Jan Bunker, Mike Scarpiollo
Performed by Alan Arkin
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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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