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Captain America (1979)

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

Director:

Rod Holcomb

Writers:

Don Ingalls (teleplay), Don Ingalls (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reb Brown ... Captain America / Steve Rogers
Len Birman ... Dr. Simon Mills
Heather Menzies-Urich ... Dr. Wendy Day (as Heather Menzies)
Robin Mattson ... Tina Hayden
Joseph Ruskin ... Rudy Sandrini
Lance LeGault ... Harley (as Lance Le Gault)
Frank Marth ... Charles Barber
Steve Forrest ... Lou Brackett
Harry Johnson ... Jerry (as Chip Johnson)
James Ingersoll James Ingersoll ... Lester Wiant
Jim B. Smith ... F.B.I. Assistant
Jason Wingreen ... Surgeon
June Dayton ... Secretary
Diana Webster Diana Webster ... Nurse
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... Jeff Haden
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When Steve Rogers, a commercial artist, is almost murdered by spies looking for his late father's secrets, he is saved in surgery when the FLAG formula is injected into him. This serum not only heals him but gives him tremendous strength and lightening reflexes. To help Rogers retaliate against his attackers, a government agency equips him with a special motorcycle loaded with gadgets, including a detachable shield that's not only bulletproof, but can be thrown as a weapon. Thus armed, he battles against the nation's enemies as the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Trivia

Reb Brown was the second actor to play Captain America. The first was Dick Purcell, who played Captain America in the 1944 serial. See more »

Goofs

The view from the front of the truck has the same hill in the background in many shots. See more »

Quotes

Tina Hayden: How can I thank you?
Captain America: Just be happy.
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Connections

Followed by Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) See more »

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One of the best superhero movies!!!
1 October 2002 | by Indyfan82See all my reviews

WOW!!! I have seen this movie and its sequel and I think both are some of the best superhero movies I've ever seen. I also like the later 1989 Captain America movie, which is pretty faithful to the comics movie, but I think I like the 1979 portrayal of Cap the best. Okay, actually the costume and shield are more like the comics in the 1989 movie and I do like that, but I also like the 1979 movies.

True, in this movie the origin is different, but at least it's close to the original. The costume is different but at the end of the movie, Steve Rogers offers his own design for the costume, and he wears it for the second movie, which looks a lot better.

Anyway, there's great superhero action and stunts in both movies. Very enjoyable. Check them out. Captain America rocks!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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