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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Salinger ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
... Tom Kimball
... Sam Kolawetz
... General Fleming
... Lt. Colonel Louis
... The Red Skull / Army Doctor
... Bernice Stewart / Sharon
... Mrs. Rogers
... Young General Fleming
... Valentina de Santis
Carla Cassola ... Dr. Maria Vaselli
Massimilio Massimi ... Tadzio de Santis
... Jack
... Alaskan Surveyor
... Young Tom Kimball (as Garette Ratliff)
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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Ronnie Cox and Ned Beatty starred together in Deliverance (1972). It was essentially the first major role for each. See more »

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In the Springfield newspaper montage that span decades, the story beneath the headline is always the same (something about an ex-Padre players' divorce). See more »

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[Last line]
Newscaster: In Rome today, one hundred and sixteen nations agreed to an environmental protection treaty. In a brief statement after the signing, President Kimball asked that we remember the many people who have gallantly sacrificed all to make our world a better place to live. The president closed his statement with this odd message: "To Captain America, wherever he is. We're all back in the fight."
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Memories of You
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg
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Batman Has Nothing To Worry About
1 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

You really have to be a fan of............oh what the heck, this movie just plain stinks! The costume looks horrible, too many liberties were taken with the characters and the plot lurches forward badly. It basicly starts out with a few minutes in one place, a few minutes in another, a few more elsewhere......you get the idea, and then all these separate incidents gradually and slowly lead to one single plot. MST3K's Pod People was easier to follow ! Few good things about this, Matt Salinger looks enough like Steve Rogers should, but is hampered by the lousy script and implausible plot. The culture shock he has returning home after too many years is done fairly well, and the Red Skull seen at the top of the movie reminds me of a cross between Freddie Kruger and Jason Voorhees. This movie could have been so much better set entirely in WW2 with the opening scene of Hitler screaming at his generals, "I could make that bellboy a better leader than any of you !" That is from the mythos of the comic book. After the opening credits, we should have seen the process of Rogers becoming the hero who goes on to fight the Red Skull, who through most of the movie should have been spoken of and referred to, but not seen. This movie needed that sort of impact, the indication of the sort of evil the Nazis represented, but as it is, it's just one big car wreck on the "to-do" list at MST3K.


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