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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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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Before Matt Salinger was given the part of Captain America, both Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger were up for the role. However, Arnold's accent lost him the part and Lundgren was busy filming The Punisher (1989), another Marvel Comics character. See more »

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When the President hits the Red Skull's flunky on the head with Captain America's indestructible shield, the shield dents. See more »

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Dr. Maria Vaselli: Because of you i have the chance to make a wrong thing right. I thank you for that.
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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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I'm just glad he wasn't a surfer dude or a crusading D.A.
17 April 2004 | by comic207See all my reviews

Like many Cap fans, I eagerly waited for the Captain America film and was disappointed when it went direct-to-video. When I finally saw the video, I was disappointed with the story. I did like the physical acting with Cap in costume, and I think that was the one true thing about Captain America. Rather than rant on about what was wrong, let me tell you Hollywood scripters how to do it right;

1. The first movie must spend a great deal (if not the whole movie) in WWII, where his legend will start. No urban legend in the 21st Century.

2. Steve Rogers is a NEW YORKER! He kept his optimism despite losing both parents to disease (alcoholism, pneumonia) during the Great Depression. Even in the new millennium, he loves listening to big band and 40s music and anything that sparks such nostalgia. He's still a BROOKLYN Dodgers fan.

3. What the hell was that with the plastic ears?! (Sorry, had to get that one out.)

4. Get that shield back...it was way better than not having one in the serial (a gun?) or a clear one in the TV movie.

5. Don't forget that the costume has a star on the front *and* back.

6. If you make the Red Skull (most likely villain) Italian again, so help me...

7. I wouldn't mind seeing Bucky, but you can do like the Ultimates storyline and have him non-costumed in the war if it'll help. But please don't make Cap's costume like the one in the Ultimates (either version).

8. Don't try to combine love interests (Bernie was the girlfriend during the 1980s, Sharon was the girl in the 60s and 70s, but it was wrong to make them mother and daughter.).

9. I gotta say it again...don't make him an urban legend like Batman! Captain America was created to be a symbol and INSPIRE American public and forces as a response against the Red Skull. He can't do that if he's skulking the shadows.

Thanks and good luck.


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