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Captain America (1990)

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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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General Fleming
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Lt. Colonel Louis
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Red Skull / Army Doctor
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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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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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1.85 : 1
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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

Captain America is shot in the right shoulder during the first battle and has a rip in his suit during the entire film. After the final battle, the rip changes to the left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Sam Kolawetz: You see, I have got proof that this Red Skull guy was closely involved in the murders of Robert Kennedy, John Kennedy, Martin Luther King...
[glances at Captain America's baffled face]
Sam Kolawetz: Jesus, you don't even know who I'm talking about do ya?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) 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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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 elsewhere......you 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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