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Captain America: The First Avenger

124 min
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
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Joe Johnston
3 wins & 40 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2011-07-22
Filming Locations: Stanley Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Budget: $140,000,000
Opening Weekend: $65,058,524 (USA) (24 July 2011)
Gross: $176,654,505 (USA) (10 November 2011)
Richard Armitage
Richard Armitage
Captain America: The First Avenger
Derek Luke
Derek Luke
Captain America: The First Avenger
Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer
Captain America: The First Avenger
Hayley Atwell
Hayley Atwell
Captain America: The First Avenger
Sophie Colquhoun
Sophie Colquhoun
Captain America: The First Avenger
Chris Evans
Captain America
Sebastian Stan
James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes
Tommy Lee Jones
Colonel Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving
Johann Schmidt
Dominic Cooper
Howard Stark
Stanley Tucci
Dr. Abraham Erskine
Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury
Toby Jones
Dr. Arnim Zola
Neal McDonough
Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan
Kenneth Choi
Jim Morita
JJ Feild
James Montgomery Falsworth
Bruno Ricci
Jacques Dernier
Lex Shrapnel
Gilmore Hodge
Michael Brandon
Senator Brandt
Martin Sherman
Brandt's Aide (as Martin T. Sherman)
Oscar Pearce
Search Team Leader
William Hope
SHIELD Lieutenant
Nicholas Pinnock
Marek Oravec
David Bradley
Tower Keeper
Leander Deeny
Simon Kunz
4F Doctor
Kieran O'Connor
Loud Jerk
Jenna Coleman
Doug Cockle
Young Doctor
Ben Batt
Enlistment Office MP
Mollie Fitzgerald
Stark Girl
Damon Driver
Sergeant Duffy
David McKail
Johann Schmidt's Artist
Amanda Walker
Antique Store Owner
Richard Freeman
SSR Doctor
Sergio Corvino
Kruger's Aide
Marcello Walton
Undercover Bum
Vincent Montuel
Undercover Bum
Fabrizio Santino
Kruger's Driver
Maxwell Newman
Boy at Dock
Anatole Taubman
Jan Pohl
Erich Redman
Rosanna Hoult
The Star Spangled Singer
Naomi Slights
The Star Spangled Singer
Kirsty Mather
The Star Spangled Singer
Megan Sanderson
Kid in USO Audience
Darren Simpson
Kid in USO Audience
Fernanda Toker
Newsstand Mom
Laura Haddock
Autograph Seeker
James Payton
'Adolph Hitler'
Ronan Raftery
Army Heckler
Nick Hendrix
Army Heckler
Luke Allen-Gale
Army Heckler
Jack Gordon
Army Heckler
Ben Uttley
Kevin Millington
Stark's Engineer
Patrick Monckeberg
Manager Velt
Peter Stark
HYDRA Lieutenant
Amanda Righetti
Jennifer Abbotts
USO Dancer
Michelle Antrobus
USO Dancer
Lucy Dean
USO Dancer
Erin Dusek
USO Dancer
Nicole Evans
USO Dancer
Lizzi Franklin
USO Dancer
Emma Harris
USO Dancer
Rachael Isherwood
USO Dancer
Danielle Kelly
USO Dancer
Nicole May
USO Dancer
Stevie-Jean McGuire
USO Dancer
Anna McNicholas
USO Dancer
Rosie Pethullis
USO Dancer
Jessica Powell
USO Dancer
Rachel Quartley
USO Dancer
Sarah Riches
USO Dancer
Holly Rostron
USO Dancer
Caroline Royce
USO Dancer
Stephanie Jayne Thompson
USO Dancer
Lucie Waugh
USO Dancer
Billy Lozowski
USO Drummer
Gregory Paulett
USO Drummer
Adam Birch
USO Drummer
Adam Kent
USO Drummer
Wiliam Morris
USO Drummer (as William Morris)
David Sdall
USO Drummer
Paul Simmons
USO Drummer
Marc Wheeler
USO Drummer
Chris Diggle
USO Drummer
Michael Humphrey
USO Drummer
Raed Abbas
Prisoner of War (uncredited)
Colin Alltree
Senator Security (uncredited)
Anthony Milton
US Soldier (uncredited)
Michael Aston
Businessman (uncredited)
Mark Badham
Sgt US Marine
Russell Balogh
Hydra Heavy Artillery Soldier (uncredited)
Paul Bergquist
Bookshop Owner (uncredited)
Paul Blackwell
Soldier (uncredited)
Mark Callum
Newspaper Stole Holder (uncredited)
James Chahine
Army Heckler
Robert Clayton
US Marine 4th Battalion (uncredited)
Jack Conway
Graham Curry
US Marine 4th Battalion (uncredited)
Eddie Davenport
HYDRA Soldier (uncredited)
Paul Davies
Hydra Soldier (uncredited)
Joshua Ferdinand
US Marine (uncredited)
Scott Ford
German Soldier (uncredited)
Spencer Garrett
Newsreel Announcer (uncredited)
Joe Garvey
Salem Hanna
Russian POW (uncredited)
Leigh Holland
U.S. Soldier (uncredited)
Todd Von Joel
Hydra Soldier (uncredited)
Jacob Johnston
HYDRA Soldier (uncredited)
Chris Jorie
Reporter (uncredited)
John Samuel Kande
US Soldier (uncredited)
Matt Kohler
HYDRA Soldier (uncredited)
Stan Lee
Steve Leighton
Brooklyn Tour Guide (uncredited)
Addison LeMay
SHIELD Agent X (uncredited)
Teresa Mahoney
US Civilian (uncredited)
Alan Mandel
Prisoner of War (uncredited)
Josh Margulies
Brooklyn Pedestrian (uncredited)
Brian Niblett
Theatre Spectator
Nathan Nolan
SHIELD Lieutenant
Martin Poole
Theatre Spectator
Colin Reilly
US Infantry Soldier
Shane Salter
Geoff Searle
US Marine (uncredited)
Drew Sherman
HYDRA Soldier (uncredited)
Colin Stinton
New York Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Michael Swan
Dodgers Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Jayme Swiftt
Soldier (uncredited)
Sy Turner
Hydra Soldier (uncredited)
Matt Tyzack
Scientist (uncredited)
Did you know?
The red dress that Peggy wears at the second act of the film was designed by Anna B. Sheppard for Mélanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds (2009) but never worn in that film.
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Stan Lee's cameo appearance in this film is an exception in the tradition of him appearing in films featuring Marvel Comics superheroes. In this case, Lee had nothing to do with the initial creation of Captain America, but his first story he ever wrote was "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge" in Captain America Comics #3 in 1941, which also had the first appearance of Captain America throwing his shield as a weapon. In addition, he, along with Jack Kirby, was responsible for successfully reviving the character in 1964 in The Avengers #4 and reestablishing him as a major figure in the Marvel Universe.
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James Payton later reprised his role as Adolf Hitler in The Monuments Men (2014).
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When Rogers is becoming Captain America he initially has a strap across his chest prior to the super soldier serum being injected, when he emerges from the machine at the end of the scene the strap is no longer there. The strap is off because Rogers was growing to his new size/height and was becoming stronger due to the Vita-rays and Super-Soldier formula, so the strap likely snapped off during the experiment.
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When Captain America's ice-encased shield is revealed in the beginning of the movie, the paint job is pristine with no damage. However, in the final fight with the Red Skull, the shield is seen to have numerous dings and scores in the paint from bullet strikes.
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When Steve and the Sgt are going to Brooklyn and the secret lab he is not wearing his garrison hat in the car. When he gets out of the car he does not put it on. He walks all the way to the doorway of the fake store and as he enters, he puts the hat on. This is not in keeping with military custom. He should have had the hat on before he got out of the car, and should have taken the hat off as he entered the store.
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Steve Rogers: Tell me, did you truly like your friend? Did you respect him?
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Dr. Arnim Zola: What about me? Where will I sit?
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Timothy 'Dum Dum' Dugan: Wait. You know what you're doing?
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Who is the villain?
Johann Schmidt AKA Red Skull is the villain, played by Hugo Weaving. Unlike Captain America, the character is a Nazi German officer and the head of HYDRA, the special sciences branch of the Nazi SS. In this movie he forces Dr. Abraham Erskine to develop a Super Soldier serum in order to make him the pinnacle of human perfection. Erskine reluctantly complies, but when Schmidt takes the serum, it does not work as planned, giving him enhanced strength, yet also turning his face a grotesque blood red and giving him a hairless skull appearance. As a result, Schmidt has his current head scientist, Arnim Zola, design masks for him which look like his old face and proceeds to wear those in public, for all intents and purposes looking as if nothing has happened to his face. Erskine later explains to Steve Rogers that the Super Soldier serum enhances the core of whoever takes it; therefore, Rogers, a "good" man in-and-out, becomes a greater man, while Schmidt, a "bad" man in-and-out, becomes even more evil and hideous.
Is this in the same universe as the rest of the Marvel movies?
Yes and no. All films made under the Marvel Studios banner (i.e., Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America) are all set in the same universe, with the characters crossing over, culminating in The Avengers (2012) movie which tied these films together. Marvel also owns Punisher and Blade, however Punisher (2004), Punisher: War Zone (2008), Blade (1998), Blade II (2002) and Blade: Trinity (2004) are not in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Other Marvel-based films owned by other studios are NOT set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, due to differing ownership. This includes Spider-Man and Ghost Rider (both owned by Sony), the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Daredevil (all owned by Fox).
Is Schmidt dead?
No. The tesseract converted him to energy and teleported him into the rift it had opened. He does not appear in the sequel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). Furthermore, Hugo Weaving said that he is not interested in returning as Schmidt.
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Photos from cast
Richard Armitage Derek Luke Natalie Dormer Hayley Atwell Sam Hoare Sophie Colquhoun Katherine Press