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In an interview with "Retro Junk", Ronnie 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."
Val Kilmer was also considered for the title role, but declined in favor of The Doors (1991).
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.
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.
Before Steve Rogers' transformation, one character is addressed as "Senator Kirby". Jack Kirby (also known as King Kirby) co-created Captain America, as well as many other well-known Marvel characters.
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The producers considered getting two different actors for the role of Captain America--one for the role of the weak pre-superhero Steve Rogers and another for the superhero Captain America--but decided to get an actor who could play both roles instead.
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Before Matt Salinger was given the part of Captain America, both Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger were up for the role. However, Arnold's accent lost him the part and Lundgren was busy filming The Punisher (1989), another Marvel Comics character.
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.
The two young boys early in the film mention Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch, two other series from Marvel Comics.
Advertisements in Variety magazine announcing the movie's production incorrectly credited the character as being "created by Stan Lee". This was corrected to credit Jack Kirby and Joe Simon in the actual movie.
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Scott Paulin, who plays the Red Skull, also plays a doctor in the hospital where Captain America recuperates in 1943 after the first attempt on his life.
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According to the "Spokesman" review on February 19, 1986, Marlon Brando was scheduled to appear in the film as the Red Skull when Michael Winner was to be director, but Winnr admitted that he didn't talk to Brando about the project.
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Melinda Dillon, who plays Mrs. Rogers, and Darren McGavin, who plays Gen. Fleming, also co-starred in the classic A Christmas Story (1983), in which they played Mr. and Mrs. Parker.
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The film takes place in 1936, 1943 and 1993.
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Ronnie Cox and Ned Beatty starred together in Deliverance (1972). It was essentially the first major role for each.
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In an online interview with the Planet Origo website, director Albert Pyun talked about his experience with this film. He said that it 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."
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Ned Beatty's son, Thomas Beatty, plays the younger version of his character.
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Michael Winner was slated to direct when the film was in production at Cannon.
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The science fiction serial character Buck Rogers is an influence behind the character of Captain America. Captain America's real name is Steve Rogers and like Buck Rogers, he is frozen in suspended animation and is revived decades later, unlike Buck Rogers, whom was frozen in suspended animation for centuries.
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Albert Pyun replaced John Stockwell as director.
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The film wasn't released in theaters in Spain. Released direct-to-video (VHS premiere).
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Matt Salinger and Scott Paulin share the same birthday, February 13.
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The character of Bernice Stewart is a composite of Bernie Rosenthal and Peggy Carter, while her daughter Sharon Cooperman is based on Sharon Carter (minus the SHIELD agent skills).
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