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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.

Director:

Albert Pyun

Writers:

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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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released internationally in 1990, but was direct-to-video in the US. It had a limited US theatrical release in July 2011, to promote Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Albert Pyun toured the country with his director's cut. See more »

Goofs

When the camera zooms into the window to Steve's home in opening scene, the camera is seen in the reflection. See more »

Quotes

Tom Kimball: We're going to have to find millions of new jobs for the people who make disposable plastics, toxins, household pesticides.
[shakes head disapprovingly]
Tom Kimball: It's bad medicine... and nobody said the medicine was going to taste any good. But can we afford not to take it? I don't think so. If we don't take this medicine now, we'll all die. Slowly... but we'll die. Thank you.
[walks away from podium]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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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Soundtracks

Home of the Brave
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg
Performed by Ivan Neville
Courtesy of Polygram Records
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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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