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Captain America (1979)

A recipient of an experimental body enhancement chemical retaliates against his would be killers as a star spangled superhero.

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Rod Holcomb

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Don Ingalls (teleplay), Don Ingalls (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reb Brown ... Captain America / Steve Rogers
Len Birman ... Dr. Simon Mills
Heather Menzies-Urich ... Dr. Wendy Day (as Heather Menzies)
Robin Mattson ... Tina Hayden
Joseph Ruskin ... Rudy Sandrini
Lance LeGault ... Harley (as Lance Le Gault)
Frank Marth ... Charles Barber
Steve Forrest ... Lou Brackett
Harry Johnson ... Jerry (as Chip Johnson)
James Ingersoll James Ingersoll ... Lester Wiant
Jim B. Smith ... F.B.I. Assistant
Jason Wingreen ... Surgeon
June Dayton ... Secretary
Diana Webster Diana Webster ... Nurse
Dan Barton Dan Barton ... Jeff Haden
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Storyline

When Steve Rogers, a commercial artist, is almost murdered by spies looking for his late father's secrets, he is saved in surgery when the FLAG formula is injected into him. This serum not only heals him but gives him tremendous strength and lightening reflexes. To help Rogers retaliate against his attackers, a government agency equips him with a special motorcycle loaded with gadgets, including a detachable shield that's not only bulletproof, but can be thrown as a weapon. Thus armed, he battles against the nation's enemies as the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to former Universal Studios Producer Donald Jackson, at New York Comic-Con 2005. He was in charge of working on a script for a Captain America reboot of this movie in 1981. (Concept art was featured at the panel.) The movie would have starred (Jeff Bridges) as Captain America, and would have primarily focused on Captain America and Falcon (Clarence Gilyard, Jr.) in modern day, taking on Baron Zemo, and Red Skull flashbacks would have included Peter Fonda as Red Skull. However, they were unable to reacquire the rights from Marvel. Marvel sold the rights to The Cannon Group, Inc. two years later. See more »

Goofs

One of the villains has outfitted his revolver with a suppressor. There is only one revolver that can use a suppressor by design (The Nagant M1895). The revolver the villain used was a Colt See more »

Quotes

Captain America: Simon, can you still jock a helicopter, a fast one?
Dr. Simon Mills: That's something you don't forget.
Captain America: I'll meet you at the pad.
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Reb Rogers Rules
20 March 2011 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Stan Lee, shame on you! This is the true origin of the Cap!

Reb Brown..I've previously judged you solely by Space Mutiny, but I began to see the light of realization that he's done other movies providing amusement and entertainment. Unfortunately, Captain America comes up short in that department, but the whole 70s made for TV look gives it charm in a B grade good kind of way.

On the plus side, Reb plays Steve Rogers as a laid back, good hearted guy from Cali. Add hilarity points for the very haphazard process for how Steve becomes his alter ego. Sheesh, the guy is an artist who loves to drive up and down the coast. Look at the can of worms you've opened up you baddies! The first half involves Steve reasoning (a lot) with Simon and dealing with a bizarre twist of events. The second half includes semi-action scenes including the testing of Cap's new toys and finally taking a stand against these bullies who've been giving Steve trouble from the get go.

Ignoring the fact that this was a pilot for a canceled series, and if it's not taken too seriously, this is an enjoyable romp where sides of beef and oil slicks have never been deadlier. Come to think of it, if Reb wasn't in this one, then you really would have yourself a real stinker. Thankfully, there's a second helping of Captain America goodness in 'Death Too Soon'.


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