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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
14 December 1990 (UK) See more »
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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Matt Salinger ... Steve Rogers / Captain America

Ronny Cox ... Tom Kimball

Ned Beatty ... Sam Kolawetz

Darren McGavin ... General Fleming

Michael Nouri ... Lt. Colonel Louis

Scott Paulin ... Red Skull / Army Doctor
Kim Gillingham ... Bernice Stewart / Sharon

Melinda Dillon ... Mrs. Rogers

Bill Mumy ... Young General Fleming

Francesca Neri ... Valentina de Santis
Carla Cassola ... Dr. Maria Vaselli
Massimilio Massimi ... Tadzio de Santis
Wayde Preston ... Jack

Norbert Weisser ... Alaskan Surveyor

Garette Ratliff Henson ... Young Tom Kimball (as Garette Ratliffe)
Bernarda Oman ... Tadzio's Mother
Tonko Lonza ... Tadzio's Mentor
Pahor Galiano ... Facist General
Milan Kristofic ... Nazi General #1
Antun Nalis ... Old Repairman (as Autun Nalis)
Mario Kovac ... Repairman as a Boy
Zoran Pokupec ... Implant Doctor (as Zoran Pollupec)
Catherine Farrell ... Roz
Mia Begovic ... Young Italian Woman
Matko Raguz ... Italian Woman's Husband

Donald Standen ... Red Skull's Bodyguard
Dragana Zigic ... Perfect Young Italian
Judranka Katusa ... Perfect Young Italian
Raffaele Buranelli ... Perfect Young Italian (as Rafaelle Burunelli)
Robert Egon ... Perfect Young Italian
Igor Serdar ... Perfect Young Italian
Gary Epper ... Mr. Erlich
Sonja Gregus ... Resistance Fighter
Rene Medvesek ... Resistance Fighter
Demeter Bitenc ... Industrialist
Relja Basic ... Industrialist
Velimir Chytil ... Industrialist (as Velemir Chytil)
Drago Klobucar ... Industrialist
Gordan Piculjan ... Industrialist
Frank Papia ... Paramedic
Thomas Beatty ... Young Sam Kolawetz
Jon Beatty ... War Veteran
Ann Bell ... Tom Kimball's Mother

Jann Carl ... Newscaster (as Jan Carl)
Gerda Shepherd ... Jack's Nurse
Beth Ann Bowen ... Girl at Beach
Christopher Whitney ... Boy at Beach
Mustafa Nadarevic ... Tadzio's Father
Edita Lipovsek ... Tadzio's Aunt
Ljubica Dujmovic ... Tadzio's Grandmother
Aldo Galleazzi ... German Scientist
Ljubomir Strgacic ... German Scientist
Slavko Sestak ... German Scientist (as Slvko Sestak)
Petar Tomac ... Italian Vendor
Bruno Grdadolnik ... Italian Vendor
Giulio Marini ... Nazi General #2 (as Guilio Marini)
Fay Finver ... Lab Technician
Frank Finver ... Lab Technician
Peter Mulrean ... Lab Technician
Trek Potter ... Boy Scout
Sarah Wasson ... Little Girl
Scott Del Amo ... Tom Kimball's Father
Robert Reitmeier ... Bandstand Musician
John S. Reynolds ... Bandstand Musician
Lee Westenhofer ... Bandstand Musician

Mike Johnson ... Bandstand Musician (as John M. Johnson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason Brooks ... Spa man #1 (uncredited)
Robert Hammond ... Nazi Soldier (uncredited)
Sven Medvesek ... Pietro (uncredited)
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Directed by
Albert Pyun 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joe Simon (characters) and
Jack Kirby (characters)

Stephen Tolkin (story) and
Lawrence Block (story) (as Lawrence J. Block)

Stephen Tolkin (screenplay)

Produced by
Joseph Calamari .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Tom Karnowski .... line producer
Stan Lee .... executive producer
Stephen Tolkin .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Barry Goldberg 
 
Cinematography by
Philip Alan Waters (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jon Poll 
 
Casting by
Ann Bell 
Teri Blythe 
 
Production Design by
Douglas H. Leonard  (as Douglas Leonard)
 
Art Direction by
Ivo Husnjak 
 
Costume Design by
Heidi Kaczenski 
 
Makeup Department
Greg Cannom .... special makeup
Mitch Devane .... special makeup effects sculptor
Earl Ellis .... special makeup effects artist
Shaun Smith .... special effects makeup crew
 
Production Management
Joel DeLoach .... production supervisor
Marc S. Fischer .... executive in charge of production
Marc S. Fischer .... unit production manager
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production supervisor
Milan Stanisic .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Elliott .... second unit director
Rodney Allen Hooks .... key second assistant director
Michael Katleman .... first assistant director
Zdravko Madzarevic .... second assistant director
Debra Piazzie .... second second assistant director
Denis Cviticanin .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Eugene Freiburger .... props
Damir Gabelica .... construction manager
Ladislav Markic .... prop man
Wilhelm Pfau .... on set dresser
Michael Yeaman .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Ann Ducommun .... assistant sound editor
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects recordist
Albert Gasser .... dialogue editor
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Ron Hitchcock .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Hitchcock .... sound
Richard King .... supervising sound editor
Cliff Latimer .... adr and dialogue supervisor
Melissa Lytle .... assistant sound editor
Randall McMahan .... apprentice sound editor
Frank A. Montaño .... sound re-recording mixer
Dean St. John .... adr recordist
Dean St. John .... foley recordist
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Wes C. Caefer .... additional model effects
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses
Larry Odien .... special effects technician
Branko Repalust .... armourer
Branko Repalust .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Bret Mixon .... rotoscoping
 
Stunts
Petar Buntic .... stunts
Ignacio Carreño .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunt coordinator
Gary Epper .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Matt McColm .... stunts
Bob McGovern .... stunts
Cole McLarty .... stunts
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (as Chuck Picerni)
Pat Romano .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts
Aldo Toncic .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yoni Hamenachem .... still photographer
Tom Jensen .... second assistant camera
Adam Jones .... gaffer
Branko Knez .... first assistant camera
Tihomir Marcius .... best boy
Tomislav Marcius .... grip
Andy Sydney .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Buddy Wilson .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Anna Dunn .... casting associate
 
Music Department
John Bisharat .... composer: additional music
Paul Broucek .... music supervisor
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (as Evyen J. Klean)
 
Transportation Department
Fred Apolito .... driver
Mladen Cernjak .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Margie Balter .... piano coach: Scott Paulin
Bruce Chudacoff .... location manager
D.J. Harder .... production assistant
Zeljko Hren .... caterer
Sydney Conrad Shapiro .... script supervisor (as Sydney Conrad)
 
Thanks
Ivo Ambrosic .... thanks
Heinz Feldhaus .... thanks
Mike Mihalic .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Captain America: Director's Cut" - USA (longer version)
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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:12 | Portugal:M/12 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 (No. 30135)
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Trivia:
The original mask used had holes that allowed Matt Salinger's ears to be seen, but as this caused uncomfortable chafing, plastic ears were used.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the President hits the Red Skull's flunky on the head with Captain America's indestructible shield, the shield dents.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Kimball:Are you kidding? I'm nog bailing out on Captain America!See more »
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21 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
What could have been the start of a potentially great franchise, 20 April 2004
Author: DarthBill from United States

Half-way decent adaptation of the classic Marvel comics character, which many people either love or hate. Most of the half-way decency the film has it derives from star Matt Salinger, the son of over-praised asshole writer JD Salinger. In a role that could have been made comical or just plain bad by many other actors, Matt manages to imbue the character with an authentic feeling of sincerity similar to what Christopher Reeve gave to Superman and often missing from other actors in superhero films. Had this film been left with a bigger budget and gotten a big theatrical release it could very well have made Matt Salinger a star, or at least establish his name and allow him some leverage to pursue other roles in bigger projects like Helen Slater after the endearingly classic disaster "Supergirl" (1984). Actually I think both Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger, respectively, were both considered for this role, but it's just as well that they didn't get it, seeing as how their accents would have worked against them playing this "All-American" hero. Although Arnold's name on the picture might have gotten it a theatrical release instead of going direct to video (a similar fate befell Dolph's "The Punisher").

After Steve Rogers gets pumped up by the super soldier serum he becomes Captain America and gets into a disastrous first mission that ends with him getting his ass kicked by the Red Skull, who straps him to a missile pointed at the White House. Cap narrowly manages to cut off the Red Skull's hand and wrecks the missile so that instead of hitting the White House it lands in the Arctic and freezes him there, but not before he is spotted by a little boy who grows up to be President Ronny Cox. When Cap thaws out, he finds that much has changed while he's been gone, like his old girlfriend and her now adult daughter. He also finds out that the Red Skull is still alive and still out to conquer the world. Naturally, Captain America catches up with the Red Skull and beats the crap out of him in turn ("Stop calling me your brother!") before saving the world.

The guy playing the Skull is ineffectual, but he's got a nice looking daughter. Again, the real saving grace here is Matt Salinger's sincere performance as the title character, but even that can only do so much against a weak script and boring villains. Still, I enjoyed this film and I feel that fans deserved a chance to see this in theaters. And now I hear that Brad Pitt wants to play Captain America! Oh the shame...

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