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The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

In WWII, 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 US super... See full summary »

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Philippe Mora
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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 Arthur Dignam ... Lawyer
Noel Ferrier Noel Ferrier ... Airforce General
Hayes Gordon Hayes Gordon ... Kirby
Chris Haywood ... Maitre D'
Graham Kennedy ... Prime Minister
Gus Mercurio Gus Mercurio ... Noisy Garbageman
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Storyline

In WWII, 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 US super secret super weapon is stolen, he's asked to come back, to help. Unfortunately, he's an alcoholic now... -- parody of superhero comic strips. 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 »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1984 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend in Leotards See more »

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Budget:

AUD 5,000,000 (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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Trivia

The Captain Invincible character in this movie was also known by the nicknames Man of Magnet, Legend in Leotards and The Caped Contender. See more »

Quotes

Patty Patria: This is the American Eagle Network, broadcasting one last time... for all of you out there who still believe in fairies, heroes, second chances... love and trust. Captain, they're playing your song.
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Connections

Featured in Ozploitation Trailer Explosion (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

We Need a Hero
Written and Composed by Brad Love
Performed by Michael Pate
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Superb super-hero spoof
3 March 2001 | by jonathan.eatonSee all my reviews

I love this film! Ok, the plot is a little thin, but when you have Alan Arkin playing his part so beautifully (with tongue firmly in cheek) and the marvellous spectacle of Christopher Lee as the evil Mr Midnight, coupled with songs by Richard O'Brian, who cares about a little thing like the plot?! There are lots of throwaway lines, sound gags, sight gags and puns in here which means that I can sit through repeat viewings and still find something new, much as I did with Airplane (sad but true!)and the highlight for me is Mr Midnight taunting Cap with 'Name Your Poison', one of O'Brien's best numbers (behind the Time Warp and the Floor Show from 'The Rocky Horror Show'. If the film has a weakness it's that it can't quite make up its mind whether to be a comedy, a musical, a super-hero story or indeed anything, but it still has a wonderful gentle charm. I just wish I could track down a commercial video of it in England, as my copy taped from the TV is starting to break up!


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