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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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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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Young Tom Kimball (as Garette Ratliffe)
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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

In an interview with Retro Junk, Ronny Cox said, "Captain America remains to this day the finest script I have ever read... how those guys messed that film up, I will never know." See more »

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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

Captain America: I want to get back into the fight, sir.
Lt. Colonel Louis: The fight against what? Pollution?
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Crazy Credits

Unlike the other actors who are credited for playing two characters, Scott Paulin receives two separate credits for playing Red Skull and the Army doctor. See more »

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Version of Captain America (1966) See more »

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Home of the Brave
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg
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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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