Captain America (1990)




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Movie Info

After a scientist creates superhuman warrior Red Skull for the Nazis during WWII, she defects and does the same for the U.S.-- injecting a polio victim to transform him into the titular heroic beefcake. Forty years after a confrontation which left Captain America frozen in Alaska, he is found and thawed and must take on Red Skull once again.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Tolkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 22, 1992



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as President

as Kolawetz

as The Red Skull

as Gen. Fleming

as Col. Lords

as Mrs. Rogers

as Valentina

as Young General Flemin...

as Bernice Stewart/Shar...

as Dr. Maria Vaselli

as Tadzio de Santis

as Alaskan Surveyor

as Young Tom Kimball

as Tadzio's Mother

as Tadzio's Father

as Tadzio's Mentor

as Tadzio's Aunt

as Tadzio's Grandmother

as Fascist General

as Nazi General

as Nazi General

as German Scientist

as German Scientist

as German Scientist

as Italian Vendor

as Italian Vendor

as Old Repairman

as Repairman (as a boy)

as Implant Doctor

as Lab Technician

as Lab Technician

as Lab Technician

as Young Italian Woman

as Italian Woman's Husb...

as Red Skull's Bodyguar...

as Perfect Young Italia...

as Perfect Young Italia...

as Perfect Young Italia...

as Perfect Young Italia...

as perfect Young Italia...

as Mr. Erlich

as Resistance Fighter

as Resistance Fighter

as Industrialist

as Industrialist

as Industrialist

as Industrialist

as Industrialist

as Paramedic

as Boy at Beach

as Girl at Beach

as Jack's Nurse

as Boy Scout

as Little Girl

as Young Sam Kolawetz

as War Veteran

as Tom Kimball's Mother

as Tom Kimball's Father

as Sharon Double

as Bandstand Musician

as Bandstand Musician

as Bandstand Musician
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Critic Reviews for Captain America

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

The movie isn't merely wrong for kids -- it's just all wrong.

Full Review… | July 21, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Salinger has some good moments dealing with the cultural shock of his Rip Van Winkle reawakening, but film never takes flight under Albert Pyun's leaden direction.

Full Review… | July 21, 2011
Top Critic

For as charming as a piece of 90s nostalgia this movie is, as a whole it's not that good.

Full Review… | September 5, 2013
7M Pictures

Near as awful as previous versions, but it still manages to be lousy.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
Cinema Crazed

... a real stiff, a corny piece of nostalgic pulp with cheap action, cheesy dialogue and a charismatically challenged leading man.

Full Review… | September 30, 2011

Historically, Captain America has always been at something of a loss without a war to fight, and the tale's abrupt switch from anti-fascist heroics to ecological concern takes some force out of the character.

Full Review… | July 21, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Captain America


In terms of low budget cult films, this film is entertaining, but obviously leaves a lot to be desired. This film is not as awful as what everyone has said, and I quite enjoyed the sheer ridiculousness of it all. Reading on the fact that the film had tremendous issues in terms of Marvel's lack of interest and budgetary concerns, I think the filmmakers were able to pull off something quite amusing for midnight movie fans. The film is of course cheesy and over the top, but if you love low budget cult hits, then this one is for you. Of course the Chris Evans Captain America film is far superior, but this one is still entertaining for what it is. Things could have been done better, but considering with what the filmmakers worked with, they managed to pull a decent low budget affair that is a bit underrated. This is not a film for film lovers looking for something great, entertaining and mind blowing to watch. This version is more for cult film fans. The film tends to be a bit boring in some areas and the story itself could have been thought out more, but for what it is, this version of Captain America is a cheesy, tongue in cheek good time if you're in the mood for something like this. The tone of the film is silly and overall it is a decent film, but is nowhere near as good as it good have been, but that shouldn't distract film lovers who enjoy cheaply made movies such as this. Considering with what they had to work with, Captain America is a worthwhile and amusing low budget film worth seeing if you enjoy this genre.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

I haven't seen this since I was about 10, so I can't give it a fair review. I remember my dad and I being very fond of it, and I remember that it was kind of cheap. Other than that, nothing, so I'll give it 3 stars for now... simply for nostalgic purposes.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Back in Marvel's early 90's days. This God awful, pathetic, cheap, and cheesy film plagued the world. It's horrible. Not just the cheap costumes or poor make-up, which goes so far as to give Captain America plastic ears to stop chafing. Captain America is the worst hero of all time. His greatest technique is pretending to be sick so that people get out of their cars. Very confusing, especially when the Red Skull is revealed to be Italian for some reason. It's also porly shot, with one segment lit entirely with blue lights, like some dodgy porno. The shield throwing soon gets old, and even it's camp charm couldn't keep my attention. I'd accept this from the 60's, but after the release of Burton's Batman, comic films should have known better. If this wasn't bad enough, some terrible song numbers are used to cause you to vomit.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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