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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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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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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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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 »

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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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
Composed by Richard Wagner
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Superb super-hero spoof
3 March 2001 | by (Chesterfield, England) – See all my reviews

I love this film! Ok, the plot is a little thin, but when you have Alan Arkin playing his part so beautifully (with tongue firmly in cheek) and the marvellous spectacle of Christopher Lee as the evil Mr Midnight, coupled with songs by Richard O'Brian, who cares about a little thing like the plot?! There are lots of throwaway lines, sound gags, sight gags and puns in here which means that I can sit through repeat viewings and still find something new, much as I did with Airplane (sad but true!)and the highlight for me is Mr Midnight taunting Cap with 'Name Your Poison', one of O'Brien's best numbers (behind the Time Warp and the Floor Show from 'The Rocky Horror Show'. If the film has a weakness it's that it can't quite make up its mind whether to be a comedy, a musical, a super-hero story or indeed anything, but it still has a wonderful gentle charm. I just wish I could track down a commercial video of it in England, as my copy taped from the TV is starting to break up!


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