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The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

In World War II, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the Communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a ... See full summary »

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Philippe Mora
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Arkin ... Captain Invincible
Christopher Lee ... Mr. Midnight
Kate Fitzpatrick ... Patty Patria
Bill Hunter ... Tupper / Coach
Michael Pate ... President
David Argue ... Italian Salesman
John Bluthal ... Deli Owner
Chelsea Brown ... Tour Guide
Max Cullen ... Italian Man
Arthur Dignam ... Lawyer
Noel Ferrier Noel Ferrier ... Airforce General
Hayes Gordon Hayes Gordon ... Kirby
Chris Haywood ... Maitre D'
Graham Kennedy ... Prime Minister
Gus Mercurio ... Noisy Garbageman
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Storyline

In World War II, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the Communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a U.S. super secret super weapon is stolen, he's asked to come back to help. Unfortunately, he's an alcoholic now. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Look...Up on the Screen...Its Absurd...Its Insane...Its... See more »


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PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Three of the ten songs featured in this movie were from Richard O'Brien and Richard Hartley, the team behind the The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Shock Treatment (1981). See more »

Quotes

Mr. Midnight: [sings] Mai tai say that I'm old fashioned / Tres vin ordinaire/ That I want a fresh Manhattan / With white Anglo-Saxons everywhere?
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Connections

Featured in Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Give My Regards to Broadway
Words and music by George M. Cohan
Performed by Alan Arkin
Used by permission by George M. Cohan Music Publishing Inc.
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Cop Rock meets Rocky meets Superman
26 December 2005 | by Mike Sh.See all my reviews

The strangest movie I've seen since "Popeye" - part action movie, part fantasy, part comedy and part musical, this movie stars Alan Arkin as a onetime Captain America-type superhero who fell into obscurity after being accused of being a Commie by a McCarthy-like politician. Now years later, a group of scientists, government officials and military types are trying to sober him up and bring him back to superhero trim so he may save the human race from a new peril.

That's the plot in a nutshell, but it's really the songs which make the movie. The President of the USA, annoyed at the bovine excreta being shoveled his way by his advisers, suddenly screams "B______t!", and turns the expletive into a snappy toe tapping tune. If you look carefully, you can see the actor playing the President trying to keep a straight face (and not quite succeeding).

This isn't a consistently good or entertaining movie, but the parts that are good and entertaining are well worth the $10 DVD price.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1984 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD5,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Seven Keys See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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