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Captain America (1990)

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

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General Fleming
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Young Tom Kimball (as Garette Ratliffe)
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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Melinda Dillon, who plays Mrs. Rogers, and Darren McGavin, who plays Gen. Fleming, also co-starred in the classic A Christmas Story (1983), in which they played Mr. and Mrs. Parker. See more »

Goofs

In the Nazi stronghold, Captain America prepares to throw his shield at the searchlight. The light operator, fearing the worst, ducks down out of view. When the shield knocks over the tower, there is no sign of the guard, giving away the fact that the collapsing tower is just a miniature. See more »

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Tom Kimball: Are you kidding? I'm nog bailing out on Captain America!
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Please support the environmental protection act of 1990 See more »

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References 36 Hours (1964) See more »

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Written in the Wind
Written and Produced by Barry Goldberg & Derek Power
Performed by Southside Johnny Lyon (as Southside Johnny)
Courtesy of Cypress Records
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For fanboys and girls only.
21 December 2004 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

First of all, who knew that famed reclusive J.D. Salinger even had a son, let alone a B-Movie actor son? That's right, the actor who plays Steve Rogers/Capt. America is Matt Salinger, son of the aforementioned author of "Catcher in the Rye". About the movie though. I wouldn't rate this as a horrible movie, but it sure wasn't good. Salinger did an OK job as the Cap but his acting prowess wasn't quite good enough to pull off the 50's guy coping with the 90's lifestyle the script called for. And the Red Skull? How do you mess that up?! He's one of the scariest freaking villains in all of comicdom, how could you go wrong? Oh, buy making him a Caucasian Greek mob boss, that's how. I would only recommend this film to die hard fans of the cap or true movie geeks. I happen to be both so I made myself find some good qualities (but it was really, really hard).

As for those of you who share my affinity for comics and bad movies but can't seem to get their hands on this gem, I can only tell you that it's been out of print for more than a decade now and your best bet is to find it at the next comic con in your area or at a flea market that sells bootleg tapes (ditto that for the Fantastic Four movie from '94).


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