Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Complete Annotations


Widow fights the Winter Soldier. She is shot. Captain America jumps into the fray.

One moment in battle, the Winter Soldier grabs Cap’s SHIELD. For comic book fans, it’s a nice moment as it alludes to Bucky’s taking over the Captain America handle.

Cap manages to unmask The Winter Soldier. Oh look. It’s Bucky.

Sebastian Stan in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

And then everyone is captured.


Maria Hill turns out to be one of the guards. Played by Cobie Smulders. She saves them.

Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

This is Smulder’s 2nd appearance in the MCU. We last saw her in The Avengers (2012).

Our heroes are taken to Lakeview Cemetery Dam, in the middle of Lakeview Cemetery, 12316 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.

Fury is alive.

The interior is the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant. 6977 South High Street, Lockbourne, Ohio.

Who is the Doctor? It’s Joe Russo, one of the film’s directors. The character is named Doctor Fine and Russo’s stage name was Gozie Agbo.

Fury survived with the help of Tetrodotoxin B. It’s fictional.

Establishing shot of where the Winter Soldier is kept. It’s the Cleveland Trust Building, East 9th Street, Cleveland. This was also a set used in The Avengers (2012).

Winter Soldier is rebooted and we see some footage of how Bucky “died”, and some experimenting on him by Zola.

Pierce arrives to talk to The Winter Soldier.


Back with Cap, Fury and co, a plan is formulated. The key isn’t a USB stick, but it might as well be. Server blades? Really?

A flashback shows young, skinny Rogers and Bucky together as friends. Location unknown.

Back at the museum, a security guard realises a costume has gone. He is Stan Lee, in his Stan Lee cameo.

Stan Lee in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

And Cap is back in the costume we saw in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

At SHIELD, the Council arrives.

Back at the SHIELD base. The SHIELD agents arguing about parking are Danny Pudi and Bernard Zilinskas. Pudi worked with the Russos on the TV series Community.


Cap hacks the comms and gives a very Cap type speech.

Runlow intimidating a SHIELD agent. The character’s name is Cameron Klein and he was played by Aaron Himelstein.

Sharon Carter leads the loyal SHIELD crew in a fight.

The Helicarriers launch.

Cap doesn’t seem to be able to run that much faster than Falcon anymore.


Cap and Falcon engage HYDRA.

Councilwoman Hawley kicks some HYDRA ass as well. This is so great because we love Jenny Agutter. Sad that it turned out to be Black Widow.

Falcon does some awesome Falcon stuff. Whilst he flies, there’s some great footage of DC below him.

Both he and Cap manage to change our two tech thingies. They sure make these computers hard to get to.

Meanwhile. The Winter Soldier kills a lot of dudes.


Nick Fury arrives at SHIELD. He uses his other eye as a back door in a retina scan.

Rumlow continues to kill a lot of dudes.

Cap faces off against The Winter Soldier.

Pierce turns the tables. He kills off the Council.


Falcon fights Rumlow.

The Winter Soldier shoots Cap.

Algorithm is deployed. Bloody algorithms. Perhaps there’s Easter Eggs in those faces on screen but we couldn’t spot them.

Cap wins and the Helicarriers attack each other. The Russos didn’t want much CGI in this film. But it’s actually quite good once we get it.


Fury kills Pierce.

Rumlow is…. well we know he’s not killed because he returns in Captain America Civil War.

Cap faces off once more with Bucky. Funny how his helmet comes off at the end of every film.

Cap falls out of the sky.


And he’s saved by The Winter Soldier. Winter Soldier goes free, off to parts unknown. Oh wait, no he returns for Captain America Civil War.

We don’t see the Helicarriers crash. We assume a lot of people die.

Cap recovers in hospital. Sam keeps him company. They are at St Vincent Medical Center, 2131 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles.

They’re listening to Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye.

Sharon Carter joins the CIA. Hill joins Stark Industries.

Rumlow’s burnt body is recovered.

Black Widow faces a hearing.

On the panel. The first questioner is General Scudder. He’s played by Nestor Serrano. He appeared in films like Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys and more.

Second questioner is Congressman Wenham, played by Steven Culp. Culp is best known for roles in TV shows like Desperate Housewives, The West Wing and more.

Fury drops his lighter and burns all his stuff.

He then visits Cap and Falcon at a cemetery. They are back at Lakeview Cemetery.

Flowers strategically block out Fury’s gravestone dates.

The bible quote is a nod to Samuel L Jackson‘s character in Pulp Fiction.


Black Widow gives Cap the Winter Soldier file. She then says she’s going into hiding.

Captain America and Falcon have a new mission.

And credits.

Mid credits scene

This scene was written and directed by Joss Whedon.

In an unidentified lab, is Baron Von Strucker. He’s played by Thomas Kretshmann.

Thomas Kretshmann as Baron Von Strucker in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

With him is Doctor List. He’s played by Henry Goodman.

They have Loki’s sceptre. When we last saw it, it was in SHIELD’s hands in The Avengers. It seems reasonable that it was snuck out by HYDRA. This was made more explicit in a comic book tie in for Avengers Age Of Ultron.

They look at the Twins. They are:

Quicksilver. Played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Scarlett Witch. Played by Elizabeth Olsen.

The Twins in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

We will talk more about all of them for in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Post credits scene

Back at the fake Smithsonian.

The Winter Soldier finds a display for Bucky.

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