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The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) Poster

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Christopher Lee sings in this movie.
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This movie was the first ever Australian feature film that was a super-hero movie.
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American Alan Arkin and Englishman Christopher Lee were imported from overseas to headline this Australian feature film.
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Publicity for this movie maintained that its special effects were "better than those in Superman (1978)".
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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.
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This picture represents a rare genre hybrid: a super-hero movie musical.
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This film was one of three Australian movies made in Australia during 1981-1982 which were musicals, a watershed year for the Australian movie musical. The pictures include Starstruck (1982), The Pirate Movie (1982) and The Return of Captain Invincible (1983).
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This adventure-fantasy-musical features ten musical numbers.
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Three of the ten songs featured in this movie were from Richard O'Brien and Richard Hartley, the team behind the The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Shock Treatment (1981).
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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."
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The Captain Invincible character in this movie was also known by the nicknames Man of Magnet, Legend in Leotards and The Caped Contender.
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This movie's theatrical release in Australia was delayed for about a year due to a legal dispute between the film's producer Andrew Gaty and director Philippe Mora.
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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".
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This movie's American distributor was Jensen Farley Pictures. Apparently, just a few days before this movie's stateside debut, the company went out of business.
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Second Australian feature film directed by Philippe Mora. Mora's first was Mad Dog Morgan (1976) whilst his third was Death of a Soldier (1986).
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This movie is notable for its large number of cameos by Australian actors and television personalities.
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After this film, director Philippe Mora and star Christopher Lee re-teamed for Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985). The Return of Captain Invincible (1983) represents the first of their two collaborations.
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Actor Alan Arkin sings in this film.
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Australian actor Michael Pate sings in this movie.
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Though this film is called The Return of Captain Invincible (1983), its not actually a sequel, as the "return" so to speak has Captain Invincible within the film's story "return" to super-hero duties.
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This film is considered an Ozploitation picture, an Australian exploitation movie.
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Graham Kennedy:  The popular Australian television personality as the Prime Minister of Australia.
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Chris Haywood:  The Australian actor as a Maitre D'.
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Noel Ferrier:  As an Airforce General.
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Chelsea Brown:  The Australian YV personality as a Tour Guide.
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Gus Mercurio:  As a Noisy Garbageman.
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Bruce Spence:  As Midnight's Doctor.
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Henri Szeps:  As a Chief Security Officer.
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Max Phipps:  As the Admiral.
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David Argue:  As an Italian Salesman.
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John Bluthal:  As a Deli Owner.
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