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Captain America (1990)

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Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against archcriminal The Red Skull.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

Joe Simon (characters), Jack Kirby (characters) | 3 more credits »
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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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Trivia

The science-fiction serial character Buck Rogers is reputed to be an influence behind the character of Captain America. Captain America's real name is Steve Rogers and like Buck Rogers, he is frozen in suspended animation and is revived decades later, unlike Buck Rogers, who was frozen in suspended animation for centuries. This is actually more of a coincidence, as the elements of Captain America's time displacement were not created until about 20 years after his initial creation. In addition, Rogers is a common American surname, and has always been Cap's real name in the comics, again predating the time displacement stories. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) Captain America is shot in the right shoulder during the first battle and has a rip in his suit during the entire film. After the final battle, the rip changes to the left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Sam Kolawetz: Captain America, ya gotta help us. There was a scientist, eh, an Italian, eh, her name was eh... Doctor, eh, Vaseline?
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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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Soundtracks

Written in the Wind
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg & Derek Power
Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon (as Southside Johnny)
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Salinger treats it seriously
10 September 2000 | by Dando83See all my reviews

Unfortunately, this is not the Marvel movie that will endear you to comic book movie adaptations. However, I think Salinger gives an honest performance as the title character, even if he spends more time out of costume than in. For whatever reason, the Red Skull is made Italian, rather than German, but it didn't bother me as much as it did some other viewers. For being a B-movie, Captain America is tolerable. Watch it first, before you make any judgements. You might be able to suspend your disbelief long enough to enjoy it.


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Country:

USA | Yugoslavia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Yugoslavia See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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