Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier, transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

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Joe Johnston

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Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Captain America / Steve Rogers
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
Sebastian Stan ... James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes
Tommy Lee Jones ... Colonel Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving ... Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
Dominic Cooper ... Howard Stark
Richard Armitage ... Heinz Kruger
Stanley Tucci ... Dr. Abraham Erskine
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Toby Jones ... Dr. Arnim Zola
Neal McDonough ... Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan
Derek Luke ... Gabe Jones
Kenneth Choi ... Jim Morita
JJ Feild ... James Montgomery Falsworth
Bruno Ricci ... Jacques Dernier

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Storyline

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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While Abraham Erskine is still a German defector, the movie adds the additional twist that before defecting, he was forced to test the serum in Germany on Johann Schmidt. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 12 mins) A telephone in the War Room bunker beneath London when Steve Rogers's troops deploy there for briefing is a type font not invented until the late 1960s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Search Team Leader: Are you the guys from Washington?
SHIELD Tech: You get many other visitors out here?
SHIELD Lieutenant: How long have you been on site?
Search Team Leader: Since this morning. A Russian oil team called it in about eighteen hours ago.
SHIELD Lieutenant: How come nobody spotted it before?
Search Team Leader: It's really not that surprising. This landscape's changing all the time. You got any ideas what this thing is exactly?
SHIELD Lieutenant: I don't know. It's probably a weather balloon.
Search Team Leader: I don't think so. You know, we don't have the equipment for a job like this.
SHIELD Tech: How long before we can start ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits is set in a montage of American propaganda posters. See more »

Alternate Versions

The version of the film shows in AMC Theaters as part of a pre-Avengers Marvel Phase One marathon features an exclusive intro from Agent Coulson, talking about the film and the character. These Coulson intros were later includes as bonuses in the Avengers Phase One box set. See more »

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Wagner: Szene 3: 'Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater' (Die Walküre) - Erster Tag des Bühnenfestspiels 'Der Ring des Nibelungen', Erster Aufzug
Composed by Richard Wagner
Performed by Jon Vickers, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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VERY GOOD ORIGIN STORY
6 April 2021 | by andreascaloniSee all my reviews

During World War II, Steve Rogers, a frail man, is transformed into the super-soldier Captain America and must stop the Red Skull from using the Tesseract as an energy source for world domination. There is a plenty of good performances and pulpy action sequences. The movie has a very good CGI and a beautiful origin story. Captain America The First Avenger is an entertaining ride that doesn't take any significant and creative risks.

Rating: 7,6.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Norwegian | French

Release Date:

22 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$140,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,058,524, 24 July 2011

Gross USA:

$176,654,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$370,569,774
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Color | Black and White (a few scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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