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Captain America (1979)

Country of Origin: USA
Date(s) of Broadcast: 19 January 1979
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Average Episode Running Times: 120 mins
Format: Technicolour
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Executive Producer: Allan Balter
Producer: Allan Balter

SCRIPT
Script: Don Ingalls, Chester Krumholz, Patricia Payne, Wilton Schiller
Characters: Jack Kirby, Joe Simon

DIRECTION
Director: Rod Holcomb

PHOTOGRAPHY
Directors of Photography: Ronald W. Browne, Vincent A. Martinelli
Lab: Technicolour

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Michael S. Murphy

MUSIC
Music: Pete Carpenter, Mike Post

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costume Designer: Yvonne Wood
Costume Supervisor: Jerry Herrin

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designer: David L. Snyder
Art Director: Lou Montejano
Set Decorator: Richard Reams

STUNTS
Stunts: Tim Culbertson

CAST
Reb Brown (Captain America/Steve Rogers)
Len Birman (Dr Simon Mills)
Heather Menzies (Dr Wendy Day)
Steve Forrest (Lou Brackett)
Robin Mattson (Tina Hayden)
Joseph Ruskin (Rudy Sandrini)
Lance LeGault (Harley)
Frank Marth (Charles Barber)
Chip Johnson (Jerry)
Dan Barton (Jeff Hayden)
Nocana Aranda (Throckmorton)
Michael McManus (Ortho)
James Ingersoll (Lester Wiant)
Jim B. Smith (FBI assistant)
Ken Chandler (doctor #1)
Jason Wingreen (doctor #2)
Buster Jones (doctor #3)
June Dayton (secretary)
Diana Webster (nurse)
Lachelle Chamberlain (young girl)
Susan French (Mrs Shaw)
Alex Hyde-White (young boy)
William Mims (Dr J. Brenner)
Arthur Rosenberg (doctor)
Connie Sellecca
Lana Wood (Yolanda)

SUMMARY

An artist is attacked by spies searching for his late father's secrets. His life is saved when he is injected with the ultra-secret FLAG formula which gives him incredible strength and amped-up reflexes. He's transformed into Captain America, given a hi-tech motorcycle and a shield impervious to bullets, and sent out to protect America from the forces of evil.

AVAILABILITY

USA
Television Distributors: CBS Television
Video Distributors: MCA

CENSORSHIP HISTORY

Sweden
Rating: 7

TIMELINE

1979
January

19: USA - television broadcast

1981
February

23: Sweden - television broadcast

1992
June

Day Unknown: UK - television broadcast (on Sky Movies)

1994
February

16: UK - television broadcast (on BBC1)

1997
August

9: UK - television broadcast (on BBC1)

LINKS

SEQUEL
Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)

SEE ALSO
Captain America (1944)
Captain America (1966)
Captain America (1991)

KEYWORDS

captain america, comic into film, marvel comics, motorcycles, neutron bombs, nuclear weapons, superheroes

 


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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