Top 46 Winter Soldier Movie Details

While searching the internet for Winter Soldier movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

When Steve Rogers is making his PA announcement revealing that SHIELD has been compromised by Hydra, he states that they "shot Nick Fury" rather than "killed Nick Fury" because he claimed earlier that he is always honest.
When Steve Rogers is making his PA announcement revealing that SHIELD has been compromised by Hydra, he states that they "shot Nick Fury" rather than "killed Nick Fury" because he claimed earlier that he is always honest.
In Captain America: Winter Soldier, Cap mentions in his speech that Hydra shot Nick Fury, not killed him, calling back to his line earlier in the film that he is "always honest" since Fury is actually still alive.
In Captain America: Winter Soldier, Cap mentions in his speech that Hydra shot Nick Fury, not killed him, calling back to his line earlier in the film that he is "always honest" since Fury is actually still alive.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Winter Soldier details are suitable for kids.

  1. Nick Fury relates a story of his grandfather being an elevator operator. In real-life, Samuel L. Jackson's grandfather was an elevator operator.

  2. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) tells a story about his grandfather working as an elevator operator who clutches a lunch bag filled with $1's and a small gun. Jackson has confirmed his real-life grandfather operated an elevator who carried a sack of $1's and a gun.

  3. Incorporates a slowed-down version of Bucky's scream as he fell to his supposed death in the previous film, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Joss Whedon (director of Avengers 1 & 2) has a cameo as the man coming down the escalator during the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum scene.
    Joss Whedon (director of Avengers 1 & 2) has a cameo as the man coming down the escalator during the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum scene.
  • - Sitwell's Confession mentions Steven Strange before Dr. Strange (2016) came out.

  • 1 - We learn that Cap has watched "Star Wats", but not "Star Trek".
    We learn that Cap has watched "Star Wats", but not "Star Trek".
  • 1 - When Steve talks with old Peggy she says "You are alive. You came back." In Avengers: Endgame (2019) it is revealed that Steve time traveled and ''came back" to her, with the two resuming their lives together.
    When Steve talks with old Peggy she says "You are alive. You came back." In Avengers: Endgame (2019) it is revealed that Steve time traveled and ''came back" to her, with the two resuming their lives together.

Hidden Details

1 - Right before the elevator fight scene and the revelation of a conspiracy inside SHIELD, the shot frames the elevator with the Watergate complex in the background. This was where the Watergate conspiracy was first exposed, too.
Right before the elevator fight scene and the revelation of a conspiracy inside SHIELD, the shot frames the elevator with the Watergate complex in the background. This was where the Watergate conspiracy was first exposed, too.

The dispatch asks for the shooter without knowing the cause of Nick Fury's injury. Evidence that S.H.E.I.L.D has been infiltrated

1 - At the post-credit scene where Bucky visits the Smithsonian, the mannequin which carried Steve Roger's old uniform has been removed, indicating that the uniform was never returned to the Smithsonian.
At the post-credit scene where Bucky visits the Smithsonian, the mannequin which carried Steve Roger's old uniform has been removed, indicating that the uniform was never returned to the Smithsonian.

When Rumlow attacks Captain America with a stun stick, they both tremble for a few moments because they are making contact, allowing the current to pass through both the of them.

1 - When Steve Rogers finds Dr.Zola and the H.Y.D.R.A. archives, a lot of pictures show up on the screen. In this one you can see a very familiar date on the top
When Steve Rogers finds Dr.Zola and the H.Y.D.R.A. archives, a lot of pictures show up on the screen. In this one you can see a very familiar date on the top

Which came out over 2 years before Civil War, there's a clip that heavily hints at the twist at the end of Civil War, that Bucky killed Tony Stark's parents

1 - The terrorist Batroc was completely reimagined from his comic book version, Batroc the Leaper. However, he slightly retained his costume.
The terrorist Batroc was completely reimagined from his comic book version, Batroc the Leaper. However, he slightly retained his costume.
1 - : The bus #6388 is cursed. It was destroyed at the Nick Fury assassination attempt and it was destroyed again when Captain America fought with Bucky.
: The bus #6388 is cursed. It was destroyed at the Nick Fury assassination attempt and it was destroyed again when Captain America fought with Bucky.

Natasha saves Steve's life in a blink and you'll miss it moment in the car (0:13)(explanation in comments)

1 - The reveal of Brock Rumlow as Crossbones is foreshadowed by the way he wears his strap during his fight with Falcon.
The reveal of Brock Rumlow as Crossbones is foreshadowed by the way he wears his strap during his fight with Falcon.
1 - Peggy Carter stated "Th best thing we can do is start over." Fast forward to Avengers Endgame (2019) Steve Rodgers travels back in time to relive the life he never had the chance to.
Peggy Carter stated "Th best thing we can do is start over." Fast forward to Avengers Endgame (2019) Steve Rodgers travels back in time to relive the life he never had the chance to.

When Cap tells Black Widow that he didn't know what Fury was doing in his apartment, she tells him he's a horrible liar. In the next scene, when Alexander Pierce asks him the same question, he really changes his method somberly.

1 - The file Natasha Romanov gives to Steve Rodgers is designed to look like a legitimate archival document. The document is titled "James Barnes-military record of service, deployment and experiments," and is from the "KGB of the Dnepropetrovsk Region."
The file Natasha Romanov gives to Steve Rodgers is designed to look like a legitimate archival document. The document is titled "James Barnes-military record of service, deployment and experiments," and is from the "KGB of the Dnepropetrovsk Region."

Black Widow (being a trained killer herself) knows that WS will aim for head-shots so she moves both Steve and Sam away from their headrests.

The Helicarriers have their Shield emblems painted in red since they're really Hydra's Helicarriers

1 - When Cap is interrogating Sitwell about Zola's algorithm (An AI that uses people past to predict their future) he lists a few people that come up as threats, one of them being Dr. Strange. This movie was set 2 years before the events of Doctor Strange.
When Cap is interrogating Sitwell about Zola's algorithm (An AI that uses people past to predict their future) he lists a few people that come up as threats, one of them being Dr. Strange. This movie was set 2 years before the events of Doctor Strange.
1 - The person Sharon asks for help over the radio mentions a shooter even though she didn't mention one. This hints to the fact that HYDRA ordered the hit through SHIELD, and that HYDRA had infiltrated the the organisation, which is revealed later on.
The person Sharon asks for help over the radio mentions a shooter even though she didn't mention one. This hints to the fact that HYDRA ordered the hit through SHIELD, and that HYDRA had infiltrated the the organisation, which is revealed later on.

When Natasha tosses one of her taser discs at Winter Soldier's arm to fry the circuits and disable it, we see it leaves the metal underneath charred. This is also why his arm is being repaired after the fight.

1 - Nick Fury has a fake tombstone which has a quote from Ezekiel 25:17, the same quote Samuel L. Jackson says in Pulp Fiction. It's also not a real biblical quote, great watch today :)
Nick Fury has a fake tombstone which has a quote from Ezekiel 25:17, the same quote Samuel L. Jackson says in Pulp Fiction. It's also not a real biblical quote, great watch today :)

The song "It's Been A Long, Long Time" by Harry James and Kitty Kallen is playing, a song about reuniting after World War 2, foreshadowing Bucky's reappearance.

When Cap first fights Bucky he has his shield on his left arm for defense then switches it to his right to go on the offense.

Steve Rogers steals his Captain America uniform from the museum. Later in the post-credits scene, Bucky visits the same museum and we see Captain America's mannequin has been removed.

1 - Joe Russo's character (Dr. Fine) was key to keeping Nick Fury alive not just under the dam but in the SHIELD Operating Room as well. Romanoff and Rogers hadn't noticed it was the same doctor: "They cut you open; your heart stopped." [de-gored the title]
Joe Russo's character (Dr. Fine) was key to keeping Nick Fury alive not just under the dam but in the SHIELD Operating Room as well. Romanoff and Rogers hadn't noticed it was the same doctor: "They cut you open; your heart stopped." [de-gored the title]

Cap mentions he wouldn't know what to do with himself if he got out. Sam replied "ultimate fighting?" Georges St-Pierre, an Ultimate Fighter, stars in the film as Batroc the Leaper.

Sam's knife attack cuts the mook's rappelling line and rifle sling, enabling him to kick him off the bridge and keep the rifle.

1 - The music that Fury plays when breaking into Rogers' apartment in The Winter Soldier (2014) is the same one Rogers and Carter dance to in The Avengers Endgame ending (2019)
The music that Fury plays when breaking into Rogers' apartment in The Winter Soldier (2014) is the same one Rogers and Carter dance to in The Avengers Endgame ending (2019)
1 - (for the first time) and noticed the bible passage on Nick fury's grave has a bible passage on it. This was the same bible passage that Samuel L Jacksons character quoted frequently in the movie pulp fiction (1994)
(for the first time) and noticed the bible passage on Nick fury's grave has a bible passage on it. This was the same bible passage that Samuel L Jacksons character quoted frequently in the movie pulp fiction (1994)
1 - Apologies if this has been posted before, but in "Captain America: Winter Soldier" (2014) on Nick Fury's headstone there's a nod to Jules from "Pulp Fiction." Both characters played by Samuel L. Jackson
Apologies if this has been posted before, but in "Captain America: Winter Soldier" (2014) on Nick Fury's headstone there's a nod to Jules from "Pulp Fiction." Both characters played by Samuel L. Jackson
1 - The song that plays on Steve's stereo when Nick has it on waiting for him, is the same song that plays at the end of Endgame (2019) while Steve and Peggy dance.
The song that plays on Steve's stereo when Nick has it on waiting for him, is the same song that plays at the end of Endgame (2019) while Steve and Peggy dance.
1 - The fake grave of Nick Fury, portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, carries a quote from the Bible, Ezekiel 25:17, which is Jackson's famous quote from "Pulp Fiction"
The fake grave of Nick Fury, portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, carries a quote from the Bible, Ezekiel 25:17, which is Jackson's famous quote from "Pulp Fiction"

Nick Fury's tombstone has a quote from Ezekiel 25:17. This is the same passage that Samuel L. Jackson's character, Jules, recites in Pulp Fiction (1994) before he executes someone.

Cap 'borrows' a car, prompting Black Widow to ask "Where did you learn to steal a car?". This is a reference to the 1990 Captain America film (starring Matt Salinger), wherein Cap (on two occasions) feigns illness in order to steal an innocent person's car.

1 - When Sitwell was being interrogated about Dr. Zola's algorithm, he mentioned Stephen Strange as one of its targets, predicting that Stephen will become Dr. Strange and be a threat to Hydra in the future.
When Sitwell was being interrogated about Dr. Zola's algorithm, he mentioned Stephen Strange as one of its targets, predicting that Stephen will become Dr. Strange and be a threat to Hydra in the future.
1 - When Cap jumps out of the elevator, he instantly goes into the skydiving freefall position. This position gives a person the most control while falling, and by maximizing the body's surface area, it also helps to slow one's descent.
When Cap jumps out of the elevator, he instantly goes into the skydiving freefall position. This position gives a person the most control while falling, and by maximizing the body's surface area, it also helps to slow one's descent.
1 - Sam Wilson recommends music to Steve who says he'll add it to the list. Also on the list is Star Wars, a film series that features Samuel L Jackson, also in this movie.
Sam Wilson recommends music to Steve who says he'll add it to the list. Also on the list is Star Wars, a film series that features Samuel L Jackson, also in this movie.
Winter Soldier poster
Winter Soldier poster

Winter Soldier Plot: For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ...

I am pretty sure that you've watched Winter Soldier, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Winter Soldier and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Documentary, History, War
Main Actors Rusty Sachs, Joe Bangert, Scott Shimabukuro, Kenneth Campbell
IMDB score 8.2