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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

At the beginning of the movie before he transforms into Captain America, Steve Rogers suffers from polio (poliomyelitis). Polio is an highly infectious viral disease that attacks the central nervous system and is characterized by symptoms that range from a mild non-paralytic infection to total paralysis in a matter of hours. See more »

Goofs

In one of the Springfield hometown newspapers, the name of the town is misspelled "Sprinfield". See more »

Quotes

Tom Kimball: How stupid do you think we are? My people will find this place in a lot less than 24 hours.
Red Skull: [takes a deep breath in mock surprise] Oh no... a hidden transmitter.
[rummages for something in his pocket]
Red Skull: Does it look something like eh, this?
[holds it up as the President touches his cheek]
Red Skull: Hm. Painlessly removed from a lower right molar. This one. While you were unconscious.
[Kimball stirs in his chair]
Red Skull: And so easily deactivated. But don't worry, next time we'll have it made in Japan.
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Crazy Credits

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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Connections

Referenced in Demo Reel: Lost in Translation (Bromance Version) (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Home of the Brave
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg
Performed by Ivan Neville
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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Silly Ploy to Capitalize on Super-Hero Craze of Early-1990s.
7 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

A movie that is little more than a quick fix to capitalize on the enormous success that "Batman" had two years before this film's release, "Captain America" is a really silly production that uses some exotic locales to make up for a lack of a suitable screenplay and invisible direction. Matt Salinger is dull in the titled role and he gets no support from "Deliverance" alums Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty who both must have been desperate for work and money when they were approached with this project. The titled character comes to life during World War II but immediately gets frozen and meets up once again with the evil Red Skull in the present-day after nearly 50 years of inactivity. Yawn. 2 stars out of 5.


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