Captain America: The First Avenger

Paramount Released 2011



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Joe Johnston

After being deemed unfit for military service due to his ailments and diminutive size, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.


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Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Has a winningly pulpy, jaunty, earnest spirit.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Captain America is first and foremost an origins story. Almost half of the film's running time elapses before Rogers gets any kind of power at all, and though its elements are awfu...

  • 50


    As Marvel heroes go, Captain America must be the most vanilla of the lot.

    Chris Evans

    Chris Evans

    Captain America / Steve Rogers

    Hayley Atwell

    Hayley Atwell

    Peggy Carter

    Sebastian Stan

    Sebastian Stan

    James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes

    Tommy Lee Jones

    Tommy Lee Jones

    Colonel Chester Phillips

    Hugo Weaving

    Hugo Weaving

    Johann Schmidt / Red Skull

    Dominic Cooper

    Dominic Cooper

    Howard Stark

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Johann Schmidt: Hydra is assembling an arsonal to destroy my enemies in one stroke. Wherever they are, regardless of how many forces they possess, all in a matter of hours.

      • Dr. Abraham Erskine: (speaking with Steve) Whatever happens tomorrow, you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man.

      • Dr. Abraham Erskine: (regarding the super serum effects) The serum was not ready, but more important, the man, the serum amplifies everything that is inside, so good becomes great, bad becomes worse.

    • NOTES (7)

      • Production Budget - $140,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $176,654,505 (12th)
        Worldwide Gross - $368,608,363 (17th)

      • Other Production Companies:
        Marvel Studios

      • Filmed with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

      • Taglines:
        1. The first Avenger.
        2. When patriots become heroes

      • Filming locations:
        Aldershot, Hampshire, England
        Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England
        Caerwent, Monmouthshire, Wales
        Culross, Fife, Scotland
        Downtown, Los Angeles, California
        Liverpool, Merseyside, England
        Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
        Manhattan Beach, California
        New York City, New York
        Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England
        Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios, Manhattan Beach, California
        San Marino, California
        Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England
        Simi Valley, California
        Universal Studios, Universal City, California

      • Music:
        Star Spangled Man
        Music by Alan Menken
        Lyrics by David Zippel
        Performed by The Star Spangled Signers
        Sabre and Spurs
        Written by John Philip Sousa
        Performed by The United States Marine Corps Band
        Newsreel March (from the motion picture The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
        Composed by David Raksin
        Stark's Theme
        Composed by Joe Johnston and Joe E. Rand
        Stark's Flying Car
        Composed by Joe E. Rand and Joe Johnston
        Make Way for Tomorrow Today
        Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman
        Performed by Alan Silvestri
        Washington Post March
        Written by John Philip Sousa
        I'll Remember April
        Written by Gene de Paul, Pat Johnston and Don Raye
        Performed by Woody Herman and His Orchestra
        Wagner: Szene 3: 'Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater (Die Walküre - Erster Tag des Bühnenfestspiels "
        Der Ring des Nibelungen"/Erster Aufzug)
        Composed by Richard Wagner
        Performed by Jon Vickers, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
        Wagner: Trauermarsch (Götterdämmerung - Dritter Tag des Bühnenfestspiels
        Der Ring des Nibelungen"/Dritter Aufzug
        Composed by Richard Wagner
        Performed by Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
        Jersey Bounce
        Written by Tiny Bradshaw, Edward Johnson, Bobby Plater and Buddy Feyne
        Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
        Rose of Mayfair
        Composed by Joe Johnston and Joe E. Rand
        There Is a Tavern in the Town
        Sweet Betsy from Pike

      • Saturn Awards Nominations:
        1. Actor - Chris Evans (won by Michael Shannon)
        2. Costumes
        3. Music
        4. Production Design
        5. Best Sci-Fi Film
        6. Special Effects
        7. Supporting Actor - Stanley Tucci

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