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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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What the world needs now is a shining hero! See more »


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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

Noel Ferrier: As an Airforce General. 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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Soundtracks

Amazing How They're Alike
Written and Composed by Jan Bunker, Mike Scarpiollo
Performed by Alan Arkin
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Not everyone's fave dish, but ... oh man!
6 June 2002 | by DorthonionSee all my reviews

"The Return Of Captain Invincible" starts with one of the greatest spoofs of a newsreel show I have ever seen in cinema as a pre-title sequence. Funny moments and tragicomic situations follow back-to-back, but the definite scene-stealers are the songs (two of which feature Christopher Lee's voice). How much better can a song about the eductive power of alcohol start than with these immortal lines: "Mai Tai say that I'm Old-Fashioned / Tres vin ordinaire / That I want a fresh Manhattan / With white Anglo-Saxons everywhere / A Black Russian's / No Pink Lady / Give her the Singapore Sling / And Moscow Mule is not your baby / So Highball the Vodka and name your sting"? But I'm digressing: if you have a nostalgic love for old superhero movies, are not opposed to a little parody on the US and Australia alike, and are willing to follow that film in its occasionally whimsy turns, this is your choice for a late night film with friends (and don't forget to "Have a short or a Port or a snort of any sort" while watching)!


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