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
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Unlike the other actors who are credited for playing two characters, Scott Paulin receives two separate credits for playing Red Skull and the Army doctor. See more »
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.
I've always liked this movie. It was made as a low-budget film, but I think it all came together pretty well. I was always a big fan of the Captain America character and comics and was really excited when I first saw it on video. The origin of Captain America is fairly faithful to the comics, but the Red Skull character is really different. In fact, I think the Red Skull character in this film is what makes it interesting. This movie is different enough from the comics that it makes it worth watching (otherwise you should just stick to the comics), yet it is faithful enough in the style and personalities of the characters and storylines so as not to disappoint longtime Captain America fans.
Instead of being German, the Red Skull is Italian. You also find out about how Red Skull got his start while the comics are a little obscure about his origin. There is a lot of bright outside filming to this action-adventure. It is also quite funny at moments. My advice to the viewer is not to take it too seriously. Just enjoy yourself and you won't be disappointed. It helps to be open-minded. Besides, the actress that plays the Red Skull's evil daughter is HOT!
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