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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
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Young General Fleming
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Carla Cassola ...
Massimilio Massimi ...
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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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Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller | War

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Captain America: Director's Cut  »

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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

When Steve and Sharon drive into the parking lot in front of the Diner above the secret base, the shadows of the camera crew on the end of a boom can be seen in the carpark. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Colonel Louis: Captain America. Whatever happened to him?
Captain America: He went on one mission. He didn't get his man, and he sat out the rest of the war. He sat out all the wars. No big surprise though, considering he was 4-F to start with. Don't know why anyone thought a little cellular restructuring could change that.
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Please support the environmental protection act of 1990 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Captain America Comics #1 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Memories of You
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg
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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