Captain America (1990)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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




  • Captain America (1990)
  • Ronny Cox in Captain America (1990)
  • Matt Salinger in Captain America (1990)
  • Scott Paulin in Captain America (1990)
  • Matt Salinger in Captain America (1990)
  • Matt Salinger in Captain America (1990)

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6 August 2016 | subxerogravity
| No. it's so bad it's good. enjoy it to laugh at it.
I'm confirming it is lame. It suffers from the same issues as the 1994 Fantastic Four, but unlike FF I can give it a, it's so bad it's good stamp (And I'm very happy about that).

Captain America is a pretty easy comic to adapt to the big screen, it's just an action adventure war movie about a guy who sometimes wears a mask. They did take some liberties with the character that make my Fanboy radar point up, but it's superficial.

Steve Rodgers is now a boy from Southern California who has polio and offered himself up to the super soldier experiment headed up by a woman who escaped from the Nazis (The idea of a woman creating the star spangled avenger was cool, not enough female brainiacs in the comic book industry ).

Shortly after Steve Rodgers becomes Captain America the doctor is killed making Steve and The Red Skull the only one's like them. After stopping the Red Skull from destroying the White House he is trapped in Ice for 60 years and wakes up having to stop the Red Skull, who has formed an underground crime unit that basically is Hydra without saying it,again.

Proving how well Cap works as an action movie, Matt Salinger who plays Steve Rogers, wearing some sort of padding to make it look like he's got more than he does, barely wears the cartoonish suit they made for him (of course wearing the uniform makes him Captain America, duh)

It's got that 80s swagger to it. The Red Skull has his daughter do all the heavy lifting for most of the movie with her small army of rich Nazi brats who drive the fastest cars and wear the hottest fashions but more than capable with the guns.

They took some liberties with The Red Skull's origin too, I think this was to save money and film the entire movie in Italy (I'm also guessing that certain places in Italy look more like Southern California than New York City)

I am being harsh on the movie because I've grown to like the character more now than I ever did when I was a kid and saw this, but like I expressed before, the movie does have a so bad it's food quality that makes it real enjoyable.

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Jeff Spouse producer/ writer shows off his 1981 script for the Captain America 1981 movie. It stars with WW2 Flashbacks of Captain America (Jeff Bridges)and Bucky (Justin Baitman) fighting Red Skull (Peter Fonda)...the Rocket and Cap in ice..moving to Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson (Carl Weathers) working as government agents in modern day... sent after Baron Zemo (Alan Rickman) who what's to free Red skull from Cryogenic freeze to find the cosmic cube. After Zero frees Skull, Cap and Falcon come in for the epic final battle.


Dr. Maria Vaselli: Because of you i have the chance to make a wrong thing right. I thank you for that.


(at around 57 mins) When Steve and Sharon drive into the parking lot in front of the Diner above the secret base, the shadows of the camera crew on the end of a boom can be seen in the carpark.

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.

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.


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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Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | War

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