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Captain America (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  14 December 1990 (UK)
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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

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Cast

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Matt Salinger ...
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General Fleming
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Lt. Colonel Louis
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Red Skull / Army Doctor
Kim Gillingham ...
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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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Trivia

Before Matt Salinger was given the part, both Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger were up for the part of Captain America. However, Arnold's accent lost him the part and Lundgren was busy filming The Punisher (1989). See more »

Goofs

When he thinks the future world is a Nazi trick, Captain describes a movie he saw with a similar plot. He seems to be referring to 36 Hours which was not released until 22 years after he was frozen. See more »

Quotes

Tom Kimball: How stupid do you think we are? My people will find this place in a lot less than 24 hours.
Red Skull: [takes a deep breath in mock surprise] Oh no... a hidden transmitter.
[rummages for something in his pocket]
Red Skull: Does it look something like eh, this?
[holds it up as the President touches his cheek]
Red Skull: Hm. Painlessly removed from a lower right molar. This one. While you were unconscious.
[Kimball stirs in his chair]
Red Skull: And so easily deactivated. But don't worry, next time we'll have it made in Japan.
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Soundtracks

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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Captain America: The True Comic Film
12 May 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

To many people bash this movie, and personally, I think it is one of the most faithful adaptations I've ever seen from anything to screen for this time period.

THE BAD: The red skull's look at the end of the movie wasn't really all that crappy... it just wasn't the red skull... I have to admit they did take their time to get where they were going in the middle of the movie.

THE GOOD: The good greatly outweighs the bad in this film. Matt Salinger does a perfect rendition of Steve Rogers/ Captain America in his childish "gee whiz" kind of way. The Red Skull's make up in the first half of the film is breath taking, and Scott Paulin (with a great assist from the script) gives more character depth to the Red Skull than I've ever seen in the comics. The opening half hour rushes by with grace, ending with a fantastic battle inside a Nazi stronghold, and the climatic battle between Cap and the skull at the end is also unbelievable. And don't get me started on the "Pull over. I feel sick." parts of it.

OVERALL: One of the best comic films out there, even after seeing some of today's, it's the perfect adventure for the whole family!


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