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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 4 April 2014 (USA)
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As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.


Anthony Russo, Joe Russo


Christopher Markus (screenplay by), Stephen McFeely (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Steve Rogers / Captain America
Samuel L. Jackson ... Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson ... Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Robert Redford ... Alexander Pierce
Sebastian Stan ... Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier
Anthony Mackie ... Sam Wilson / Falcon
Cobie Smulders ... Maria Hill
Frank Grillo ... Brock Rumlow
Maximiliano Hernández ... Jasper Sitwell (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
Emily VanCamp ... Kate / Agent 13
Hayley Atwell ... Peggy Carter
Toby Jones ... Dr. Arnim Zola
Stan Lee ... Smithsonian Guard
Callan Mulvey ... Jack Rollins
Jenny Agutter ... Councilwoman Hawley

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For Steve Rogers, awakening after decades of suspended animation involves more than catching up on pop culture; it also means that this old school idealist must face a world of subtler threats and difficult moral complexities. That becomes clear when Director Nick Fury is killed by the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, but not before warning Rogers that SHIELD has been subverted by its enemies. When Rogers acts on Fury's warning to trust no one there, he is branded as a traitor by the organization. Now a fugitive, Captain America must get to the bottom of this deadly mystery with the help of the Black Widow and his new friend, The Falcon. However, the battle will be costly for the Sentinel of Liberty, with Rogers finding enemies where he least expects them while learning that the Winter Soldier looks disturbingly familiar. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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In heroes we trust.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Danny Pudi: (at around 1h 35 mins) As the Com Tech operator who lets Captain America into the communications room. The Russo brothers previously directed Pudi on "Community," where he played Abed. See more »


(at around 13 mins) The first time we are introduced to the Triskelion S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ building, the latitude/longitude are given as "38N 53'33.78" 77S 3' 38.91". Longitude is given in 'E' or 'W' (East or West), not 'S' (South); in this case it's to the west, locating the Triskelion on Theodore Roosevelt Island in the Potomac River, Washington DC, USA. See more »


[first lines]
Steve Rogers: On your left.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits is in a stylish montage of red, white and black images. See more »

Alternate Versions

The contents of Steve Rogers' notebook near the opening of the film differ from region to region, depending upon what was popular and relevant to the particular country where the film was being shown/released. For example, the version of the film shown in Italy has Roberto Benigni, the version shown in Latin America has Shakira, Russia has Yuri Gagarin's name (first man in space), etc. See more »


References Three Days of the Condor (1975) See more »


It's Been A Long, Long Time
Written by Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne
Performed by Harry James and His Orchestra (as Harry James & His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The best Marvel comic book superhero movie of 2014 so far!
24 October 2015 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) is the best Marvel comic book Action Superhero movie and one of my favorite films of The Avengers! Big, busy and action-packed - like the first movie, but with better pacing. It is a huge improvement over Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) I am sorry but I don't think Joe Johnston is making a good films. He even screwed up my favorite film Jurassic Park III. Great movie! I didn't like the first Captain America but I LOVE this one. Great acting, great story, great action, great EVERYTHING. Marvel Studios continues to improve upon and expand this superhero universe and it shows with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The action is turned up, the performances are top notch, plus with the addition of Robert Redford raises the bar yet again. Chris Evans certainly owns this role know just as Downey owns Tony Stark.

I LOVE LOVE LOVED the Iron Man trilogy. There are lots of great intrigue moments, though I think some of the biggest "plot points" on this one were spoiled thanks to the marketing and broader fan base knowledge of the whole "Winter Soldier" subplot in the comics. Regardless, it was a fun ride, albeit predictable as far as the internal politics end goes. The themes in this one are far more "mature" for a comic book movie, too--it almost felt more like a political action thriller à la Jack Ryan rather than a comic book based film, which made me love it even more. Phenomenal cast (the returns were fantastic as always, but the new characters also really did great work!), great music, the action sequences in this are SO awesome and generally I left this movie feeling very satisfied. I'm definitely going to see this more than once. It also makes me want to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which I haven't actually seen yet, but apparently there were plenty of references!

Overall, this was a huge improvement on the first Captain America movie, which I actually didn't liked that much but it was a good movie. I'd venture to say I liked it more than The Avengers. D: Chris Evens gave us a wonderful performance as Captain America, it was the most Action comic book film I have ever seen! This film has a heart, it is Entertained, fast paced, filled with full of actions. Samuel L. Jackson did a wonderful job as Nick Fury, finally his character did something to do in this film, like fighting with assassins and so on. I loved him in this film much better than I did in Avengers : Age of Ultron (2015)in this film he has everything in it. Scarlet Johansson did a good job a supporting cast as Natasha Romanoff she wasn't annoying in here, she was a good supporter to cap. I hated her in Iron Man 2 and Avengers: Age of Ultron, but in this film I like her and I have enjoyed watching her in this film screen. This is the most wildest, most colorful team of superheroes ever brought to life on the big screen, is a massive success, a fan favorite and a critical darling. Winter Soldier, a tense, dramatic conspiracy thriller that somehow makes its strangest comic book elements work wonders, is a masterfully conceived and executed sequel that takes Captain America -- and, along with Guardians, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe -- in a bold, exciting direction. Both are outstanding films. Both boast astonishing confidence, production design, action and visual effects. Both are terrific fun. Both represent a brave new world for comic book movies. And each one for completely different reasons.

Which is Marvel's crowning achievement? How do you even compare the two? Answer: you don't. Other than ranking the films by personal preference, it's a fool's errand to pit Cap, Black Widow and Falcon against Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot. You sit back, think to yourself it's good to be a geek, soak it all in, and wait for the inevitable Avengers crossover. Love 'em both. Watch both of 'em over and over and over again. Enjoy each one on its own terms. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) was probably my second favorite Marvel film of 2014 but this one Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a kick ass best film ever! This film kick's Joss Whedon's Failure Avengers Age of Ultron in to the ground! This movie is what it is, a perfect 10, because it takes the vision of one of the most imaginative directors on Earth.

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with another super soldier, the Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. I love this movie and I don't care what anyone say! It Is my favorite best Marvel film of 2014!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

10/10 Grade: Bad Ass Seal Of Approval Studio: Marvel Studios Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Producer: Kevin Feige Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 2 Hrs. 16 Mins. Budget: $170.000.000 Box Office: $259.746.958

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Release Date:

4 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Captain America 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$95,023,721, 6 April 2014

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2.39 : 1
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