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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

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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

In an interview with "Retro Junk", co-star Ronny Cox said, "'Captain America' remains to this day the finest script I have ever read . . . how those guys messed that film up, I will never know." See more »

Goofs

When he thinks the future world is a Nazi trick, Captain describes a movie he saw with a similar plot. He seems to be referring to 36 Hours which was not released until 22 years after he was frozen. See more »

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Tom Kimball: We're going to have to find millions of new jobs for the people who make disposable plastics, toxins, household pesticides.
[shakes head disapprovingly]
Tom Kimball: It's bad medicine... and nobody said the medicine was going to taste any good. But can we afford not to take it? I don't think so. If we don't take this medicine now, we'll all die. Slowly... but we'll die. Thank you.
[walks away from podium]
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Crazy Credits

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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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Lukewarm, but nostalgia gets you
22 August 2001 | by Dock-OckSee all my reviews

I remember when this movie came out in 1990. It was released in Cannon Cinemas in Great Britain. Captain America himself was there on the opening night handing out shields,flags and a big ol' slice of moms apple pie. I was expecting typical Cannon material, cheap and cheerful, and looked forward as the movie started. Then the lights went out, the movie started and i had to sit through 90mins of the most uninspired trash. The problem lies first and formost with the script. It has awfull dialougue weak characters and worst of all no humour. How can we laugh along with the movie if there are no laughs?. Albert Pyun is the best director to be expected for such a project, both Cyborg and Sword and the Sorceror were half decent, but he has a really difficult time handeling this movie. Aslo, Mat Sallinger is TOO bland as Captain America. Maybe if Cannon had forked out for someone like Dolph Lundgren or Miles O'Keefe [both had worked for Cannon before], we'd have sympathised with Cap more. Worst still is Scot Paulin as The Red Skull. A character as unbelievable as that needs a little humour. Just as Frank Langella was a good choice as Skelator in Cannon's earlier Masters of the Universe, Paulin is bad. Thank god for Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, who just about rescue this poor film from dying. Also there is half decent special effects and a good version of Caps suit, sheild. Overall though, a disappointment. Possibly the most unrememborable film in history


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