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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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Italian Salesman
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Deli Owner
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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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Look...Up on the Screen...Its Absurd...Its Insane...Its... See more »


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17 February 1984 (West Germany)  »

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AUD 5,000,000 (estimated)
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David Argue: As an Italian Salesman. 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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Featured in The Many Faces of Christopher Lee (1996) See more »

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Evil Midnight
Music by Richard Hartley.
Lyrics by Richard O'Brien.
Performed by Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee.
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Not everyone's fave dish, but ... oh man!
6 June 2002 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

"The Return Of Captain Invincible" starts with one of the greatest spoofs of a newsreel show I have ever seen in cinema as a pre-title sequence. Funny moments and tragicomic situations follow back-to-back, but the definite scene-stealers are the songs (two of which feature Christopher Lee's voice). How much better can a song about the eductive power of alcohol start than with these immortal lines: "Mai Tai say that I'm Old-Fashioned / Tres vin ordinaire / That I want a fresh Manhattan / With white Anglo-Saxons everywhere / A Black Russian's / No Pink Lady / Give her the Singapore Sling / And Moscow Mule is not your baby / So Highball the Vodka and name your sting"? But I'm digressing: if you have a nostalgic love for old superhero movies, are not opposed to a little parody on the US and Australia alike, and are willing to follow that film in its occasionally whimsy turns, this is your choice for a late night film with friends (and don't forget to "Have a short or a Port or a snort of any sort" while watching)!


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