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Captain America (1990)

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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Yugoslavia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain America: Director's Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (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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Trivia

Scott Paulin, who plays the Red Skull, also plays a doctor in the hospital where Captain America recuperates in 1943 after the first attempt on his life. See more »

Goofs

When Captain America takes down the search light tower with his shield, the shield can be seen still laying in the debris of the tower even as the CGI shield is returning to him. See more »

Quotes

Red Skull: Assassination isn't worth the trouble. It took me two years to find Sirhan. Three to find Oswald. The King job alone cost me over twenty million dollars. What do we get for our pains? Saints. Martyrs to the cause.
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Please support the environmental protection act of 1990 See more »

Alternate Versions

Prior to the video release, a pirated copy of Captain America was available which had three extra scenes not included in the final cut:
  • There is additional dialogue between Steve Rogers and Bernie at the docks before Steve is sent off on his secret mission.
  • After Captain America parachutes down into Nazi territory, he lands in the forest and is met by two Ally spies, a male and a female, who proceed to show him the way to the enemy base. They are ambushed by Nazis, who kill the two spies before Cap finishes them all off. Cap then holds the dying female spy in his arms and is reminded of his girlfriend, Bernie, back in the United States.
  • There is an additional scene which explores the character of the Red Skull more, and it attempts to make him look much more like a tragic figure, haunted by his painful past. In the 1990's, as Steve Rogers is reviewing the deaths of Martin Luther King and John Kennedy and realizing that the Red Skull is to blame, the Red Skull is shown weeping over the piano seen at the end of the film, re-living the visitation of the Italian army storming into his house, shooting his family, and kidnapping him for their experiments. This scene shows that the Red Skull genuinely hates who he has become.
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Written in the Wind
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Captain America: About on par with the 1979 outings
23 December 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Captain America returns after over a decade on the shelf with a shiny new shield and somewhat less ridiculous costume but is it any less cheesy?

Well, yeah but it's no better.

Captain Americas origin story is told and after thawing out he goes after his nemesis the Red Skull.

Much like the 1970's movies Cap is in civilian clothes for the vast majority of the film which I find a strange decision, the action sequences aren't as frequent but a tad more realistic.

Costing over 10 million this was considered a big deal but despite a star studded cast this was actually somewhat of a bore and the leading man seemed out of his depth.

Outside of the modern Cap movies I'd recommend the 70's movies over this or the 1944 classic.

The Good:

Red Skull actually looks quite good (For the brief moments he's in it)

The Bad:

Matt Salinger is such a goofy looking guy and the mask just makes it worse

Incredibly boring for an action film

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Marvel actively declaring one of their heroes is inferior to a DC one seems a bit foolish


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