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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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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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14 December 1990 (UK)  »

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Captain America: Director's Cut  »

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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

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

Tom Kimball: How stupid do you think we are? My people will find this place in a lot less than 24 hours.
The Red Skull: [takes a deep breath in mock surprise] Oh no... a hidden transmitter.
[rummages for something in his pocket]
The Red Skull: Does it look something like eh, this?
[holds it up as the President touches his cheek]
The Red Skull: Hm. Painlessly removed from a lower right molar. This one. While you were unconscious.
[Kimball stirs in his chair]
The Red Skull: And so easily deactivated. But don't worry, next time we'll have it made in Japan.
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Please support the environmental protection act of 1990 See more »

Connections

References Harris Against the World (1964) See more »

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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Silly Ploy to Capitalize on Super-Hero Craze of Early-1990s.
7 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A movie that is little more than a quick fix to capitalize on the enormous success that "Batman" had two years before this film's release, "Captain America" is a really silly production that uses some exotic locales to make up for a lack of a suitable screenplay and invisible direction. Matt Salinger is dull in the titled role and he gets no support from "Deliverance" alums Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty who both must have been desperate for work and money when they were approached with this project. The titled character comes to life during World War II but immediately gets frozen and meets up once again with the evil Red Skull in the present-day after nearly 50 years of inactivity. Yawn. 2 stars out of 5.


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