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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 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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Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller | War


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14 December 1990 (UK)  »

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Captain America: Director's Cut  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.33 : 1
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Melinda Dillon who plays Mrs. Rogers, and Darren McGavin who plays General Fleming were also in the movie 'A Christmas Story' together in 1983, playing Mother Parker and The Old Man Parker respectively. See more »


When Captain America takes down the search light tower with his shield, the shield can be seen still laying in the debris of the tower even as the CGI shield is returning to him. See more »


Red Skull: We are both tragedies... And now I send our tortured souls to rest!
Captain America: Speak for yourself.
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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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Salinger treats it seriously
10 September 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, this is not the Marvel movie that will endear you to comic book movie adaptations. However, I think Salinger gives an honest performance as the title character, even if he spends more time out of costume than in. For whatever reason, the Red Skull is made Italian, rather than German, but it didn't bother me as much as it did some other viewers. For being a B-movie, Captain America is tolerable. Watch it first, before you make any judgements. You might be able to suspend your disbelief long enough to enjoy it.

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