Captain America: The First Avenger

Paramount Released 2011




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Movie Summary

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.


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

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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