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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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Kirby
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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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According to the book "The Avocado Plantation" by David Stratton, "...it was claimed that, after [director Philippe] Mora had finished the film, [producer Andrew] Gaty, acting on the advice of his American Distributor, had re-cut it, presumably to make it more acceptable for the US market.....Mora had objected to this tampering with his film, and the matter was brought before the Minister for Home Affairs, Tom McVeigh, who took the step of refusing the final certification which was required to qualify for the 150 per cent tax deduction for investors; Gaty challenged the decision in court and, to the surprise of many, won. As a result, McVeigh announced tightening of guidelines for Australian certification". See more »

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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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Spoofs Superman (1941) See more »

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Give My Regards to Broadway
Words and music by George M. Cohan
Performed by Alan Arkin
Used by permission by George M. Cohan Music Publishing Inc.
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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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