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Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 26 July 1991 (USA)
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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against archcriminal The Red Skull.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Joe Simon (characters), Jack Kirby (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Salinger ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
Ronny Cox ... Tom Kimball
Ned Beatty ... Sam Kolawetz
Darren McGavin ... General Fleming
Michael Nouri ... Lt. Colonel Louis
Scott Paulin ... The Red Skull / Army Doctor
Kim Gillingham ... Bernice Stewart / Sharon
Melinda Dillon ... Mrs. Rogers
Bill Mumy ... Young General Fleming
Francesca Neri ... Valentina de Santis
Carla Cassola Carla Cassola ... Dr. Maria Vaselli
Massimilio Massimi Massimilio Massimi ... Tadzio de Santis
Wayde Preston ... Jack
Norbert Weisser ... Alaskan Surveyor
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Young Tom Kimball (as Garette Ratliff)
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Storyline

During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen until the 1990s. He reawakens to find that the Red Skull has changed identities and is now planning to kidnap the President of the United States. Written by Michael "Rabbit" Hutchison <rabhutch@spacestar.net>

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Trivia

Albert Pyun replaced John Stockwell as director. See more »

Goofs

(at around 16 mins) When Steve Rogers/Captain America goes on his first mission, the flag on his uniform has 50 stars. It would have been 48 stars during World War II. See more »

Quotes

Captain America: Mr. President... Thanks!
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Crazy Credits

Please support the environmental protection act of 1990 See more »

Alternate Versions

Some work prints that have been released in bootleg editions also feature the following scenes: -Once he is revived in the 90s, Steve Rogers visits Colonel Louis (his war-era mentor) at a home for retired veterans. Louis, his mind lost to dementia, briefly recognizes Steve Rogers. Rogers wants to "get back into the fight," but he realizes from listening to Colonel Louis that he "sat out all the wars," and there is now no cause worth fighting for.
  • After she is captured by the Red Skull's team at Castle Lorenzo, Sharon is locked into a cell the floor below President Kimball. They are able to see each other through a hole in the wall. While Kimball attempts to kick his cell door open, Sharon tells the President that Captain America is on his way and encourages him to keep trying. This exchanges clarifies why, once Kimball escapes and meets up with Captain America, he knows of Sharon and can tell Cap that she has been captured.
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References 36 Hours (1964) See more »

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Memories of You
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg
Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon (as Southside Johnny)
Courtesy of Cypress Records
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Decent movie
2 January 1999 | by Slick-25See all my reviews

Saw this movie in the video store several years ago. Was not a fan of Captain America (the comic), but it was Marvel so I gave it a shot. I didn't expect much from Marvel. It was a B-movie. Not some abomination that should be condemned, though, it was watchable. I actually liked it. Sure the effects weren't great, but what do you expect from Marvel and a B-movie. Someone who knows nothing of CA can sit, watch and enjoy this movie. I would say it is more suited for the 6-12 year old range, but as long as you're not going to critique every minor flaw...give it a shot. Parents can let their kids watch this flick without a worry, they might even learn something about patriotism.

What got me though was the striking similarities with the Mel Gibson Movie "Forever Young." I found Captain America to be the better of the two.

Decent movie. Give it a shot.


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Country:

USA | Yugoslavia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain America: Director's Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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