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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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an online interview with the Planet Origo website, director Albert Pyun mentioned his experience with the Captain America (1990) movie. He said that the film was shelved for two years because "it wasn't the movie the studio wanted plus the producing studio was undergoing financial issues." He also said the most challenging part about shooting the film was that they lacked proper funding. Pyun recalled, "It's pretty difficult to make a film when there were times we actually had no money in the bank." See more »


When he thinks the future world is a Nazi trick, Captain describes a movie he saw with a similar plot. He seems to be referring to 36 Hours which was not released until 22 years after he was frozen. See more »


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


Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Captain America Comics #1 (2011) See more »


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Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg
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A Disappointment
5 September 2004 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

Superhero movies are again a hot property thanks to the big screen adaptations of Spider-Man, X-Men and Superman. As such, many film buffs who know little or nothing about Captain America have no doubt been picking this one up at the video store. Too bad nothing but pure crapulescence awaits them.

Where to begin? The movie has a dim look to it; the acting is second-rate; and the action and battle scenes are few and far between. It will disappoint most die-hard comic book fans, perhaps as much as those silly 1970s Cap films were. On a positive note, the action scenes aren't awful when the viewer finally gets to them. As well, the characters stay pretty true to their illustrated roots, and kids aren't going to be nearly as fussy as adult moviegoers about this one.

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