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 overview, first billed only:
Matt Salinger ...
General Fleming
Lt. Colonel Louis
Red Skull / Army Doctor
Kim Gillingham ...
Young General Fleming
Carla Cassola ...
Massimilio Massimi ...
Wayde Preston ...
Young Tom Kimball (as Garette Ratliffe)


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 <>

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Release Date:

14 December 1990 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Captain America: Director's Cut  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Albert Pyun replaced John Stockwell as director. See more »


In one of the Springfield hometown newspapers, the name of the town is misspelled "Sprinfield". See more »


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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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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