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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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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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Apparently, this picture is one of writer Terry Pratchett's favorite films. Pratchett has said: "May I also add that the film The Return of Captain Invincible (1983), which is a series of bad moments pasted together with great songs and a budget of fourpence, is also a regularly-viewed video in the Pratchett household." See more »

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Mr. Midnight: [sings] Mai tai say that I'm old fashioned / Tres vin ordinaire/ That I want a fresh Manhattan / With white Anglo-Saxons everywhere?
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Features This Is the Army (1943) 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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Warped, But Fun
17 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who will save the world? The now drunken, down and out former superhero who used to be the saviour of the world (the first seven minutes of the film are told in clever black and white newsreels) whose powers have lost him? Finding him in Sydney, he is brought back to combat the evil Mister Midnight (Christopher Lee). A significant portion of the film has him eventually drying out and regaining his strength. The film is partially a musical in the "Rocky Horror" vein. The film is definitely not for children, it has some parts not suitable for them. A big plus is the always watchable Alan Arkin as Captain Invincible. A lesser actor would have sunk this role, but he is lots of fun and, as usual, puts in a great performance. If you think you'll like a crazy film about a washed up superhero who is wanting to save the earth, and like that it is played for laughs, then enjoy. Its a great Saturday afternoon film. Check it out.


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