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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| (director's cut)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Before this movie was introduced, Marvel Comics head honcho Stan Lee insisted that it was good. He wrote, "Director Albert Pyun did it so well and so excitingly that everyone in the audience [at the screening] kept clamoring for more," to account for the film being scheduled for a re-shoot. 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 »


Tom Kimball: We're going to have to find millions of new jobs for the people who make disposable plastics, toxins, household pesticides.
[shakes head disapprovingly]
Tom Kimball: It's bad medicine... and nobody said the medicine was going to taste any good. But can we afford not to take it? I don't think so. If we don't take this medicine now, we'll all die. Slowly... but we'll die. Thank you.
[walks away from podium]
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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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Batman Has Nothing To Worry About
1 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You really have to be a fan of............oh what the heck, this movie just plain stinks! The costume looks horrible, too many liberties were taken with the characters and the plot lurches forward badly. It basicly starts out with a few minutes in one place, a few minutes in another, a few more get the idea, and then all these separate incidents gradually and slowly lead to one single plot. MST3K's Pod People was easier to follow ! Few good things about this, Matt Salinger looks enough like Steve Rogers should, but is hampered by the lousy script and implausible plot. The culture shock he has returning home after too many years is done fairly well, and the Red Skull seen at the top of the movie reminds me of a cross between Freddie Kruger and Jason Voorhees. This movie could have been so much better set entirely in WW2 with the opening scene of Hitler screaming at his generals, "I could make that bellboy a better leader than any of you !" That is from the mythos of the comic book. After the opening credits, we should have seen the process of Rogers becoming the hero who goes on to fight the Red Skull, who through most of the movie should have been spoken of and referred to, but not seen. This movie needed that sort of impact, the indication of the sort of evil the Nazis represented, but as it is, it's just one big car wreck on the "to-do" list at MST3K.

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