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Trivia / Captain America (1990)

  • Acting for Two:
    • Kim Gillingham plays both of Captain America's girlfriends: Bernice Stewart in 1943, and her daughter Sharon Cooperman in 1993.
    • Also, Scott Paulin (who plays the Red Skull) appears sans-makeup as the army doctor who treats Steve's gunshot wounds in the 40's.
  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $10 million. Box office, $10,173. Was pushed back from a 1990 release date and eventually into a Direct-to-Video slot.
  • Troubled Production: And how.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • When the movie was in production at Cannon, before he feud and split of Golan-Globus, Michael Winner (director of the first three Death Wish movies) was slated to direct. When he dropped out and Golan-Globus split, John Stockwell would direct before being replaced by final director Albert Pyun.
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dolph Lundgren were considered to play Cap. Arnie's accent cost him the role and Lundgren was busy filming The Punisher.
    • According to the documentary on the Blu-Ray, Cap was originally intended to be played by two different people: one pre-transformation and one post-transformation. Matt Salinger was hired to play Steve pre-transformation, and Howie Long was considered to play him post-transformation. However, it was later decided that one actor should play both, and Salinger played both roles.
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