Captain America II: Death Too Soon
Director Ivan Nagy
Production Universal Television
Country United States
Genre Action, Sci-Fi
|Release date November 23, 1979 (1979-11-23) – November 24, 1979 (1979-11-24)|
Writer Wilton Schiller, Patricia Payne
Cast Reb Brown (Captain America / Steve Rogers), Connie Sellecca (Dr. Wendy Day), Len Birman (Dr. Simon Mills), Christopher Lee (Miguel), Katherine Justice (Helen Moore), Christopher Cary (Professor Ian Ilson)
Genres Action Film, Science Fiction, Thriller, Spy film
Similar movies Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Fantastic Four, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Captain America II: Death Too Soon is a 1979 television film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, directed by Ivan Nagy and starring Reb Brown. The film was preceded by Captain America earlier the same year. It was aired on CBS in two one-hour slots. The first part aired on November 23, 1979 and the second aired the next night, leading into the conclusion of Salem's Lot.
Steve Rogers (Reb Brown) is first shown sketching a portrait of a Mrs. Shaw (Susan French), who complains to him about a gang of muggers who have been stealing the proceeds from cashed Social Security checks; she denies having cashed hers. He bids her do this in order to set a trap for the muggers, and springs the trap as Captain America. In the meantime, a free-lance revolutionary terrorist calling himself General Miguel (Christopher Lee), planning to fight an unspecified war, kidnaps a Professor Ian Ilson (Christopher Cary) and forces him to resume his research in manipulative gerontology. Ilson has managed to formulate both a chemical that accelerates aging and the antidote to the same chemical, and Miguel, posing as the warden of a prison in Oregon near Portland, plans to use the chemicals in question to hold Portland hostage for a multimillion-dollar ransom. Ultimately Rogers and Miguel directly clash face-to-face, and when Miguel throws a glass bottle of the aging accelerant into the air, hoping it will shatter against Captain America's body, the Captain throws his shield into the air, where it shatters the bottle in such a manner that the aging accelerant splashes the both. However, as the Captain only received a minor amount and only ages a month. Miguel, on the other hand, ages him to death in less than a minute.
The film was released theatrically in France in 1980 and had a special film festival screening in Finland in 2014.
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