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Captain America (1990)

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

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General Fleming
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Lt. Colonel Louis
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Red Skull / Army Doctor
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Young General Fleming
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Young Tom Kimball (as Garette Ratliffe)
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Storyline

During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen until the 1990s. He reawakens to find that the Red Skull has changed identities and is now planning to kidnap the President of the United States. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film did not get a US theatrical release when first made in 1990, but was released internationally. It finally received a limited theatrical release in the United States in July 2011 (to promote the reboot Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)), when director Albert Pyun toured the country with his director's cut. See more »

Goofs

In the Springfield newspaper montage that span decades, the story beneath the headline is always the same (something about an ex-Padre players' divorce). See more »

Quotes

Sam Kolawetz: You see, I have got proof that this Red Skull guy was closely involved in the murders of Robert Kennedy, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King...
[glances at Captain America's baffled face]
Sam Kolawetz: Jesus, you don't even know who I'm talking about do ya?
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Crazy Credits

Unlike the other actors who are credited for playing two characters, Scott Paulin receives two separate credits for playing Red Skull and the Army doctor. See more »

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Version of Avengers: United They Stand (1999) See more »

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Written in the Wind
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg & Derek Power
Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon (as Southside Johnny)
Courtesy of Cypress Records
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Comic fans beware.
5 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

I've never read a Captain America comic book. But I don't have to to know that any fan of the comic won't be too pleased with this film. Matt Salinger does his best with a lousy story. Captain America doesn't even finish one mission before he's frozen in ice, only to be thawed out 50 years later. The Red Skull is the villain, but in most of the movie he looks like a guy with acne problems. However, we do learn that the Red Skull had a hand in the JFK assassination. How Oliver Stone missed that lead is beyond me. The Captain's super powers seem to be limited to throwing his shield and faking car sickness. On the positive side, at times the film does have the feel of a 40's serial. I would've liked to see that carried out, but the film never decides whether to be serious or kind-of-corny. Instead it just ends up being boring.


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