• The Rocketeer (1991)

The Rocketeer

Release Date: 1991

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 1999

PG |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) is a cocky stunt pilot in love with a beautiful actress, Jenny Blake (Jennifer Connelly). When he discovers a jet pack hidden in a biplane, Cliff straps on the rocket, dons a flashy helmet and becomes the high-flying hero known as The Rocketeer. But when Nazis want to use the rocket as a weapon, Cliff must use his alter ego to both protect Jenny from an evil actor (Timothy Dalton) and save the day in this period adventure based on the comic books by Dave Stevens.

Cast: Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin, Paul Sorvino, Terry O'Quinn, Ed Lauter, James Handy

Director: Joe Johnston

Genres: Fantasy

Production Co: Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Gordon Company

Keywords: Love , 1930s , Los Angeles ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The Rocketeer may not be perfect, but it's an excellent example of how to adapt a comic book to the screen. show more

  • 60
    Duane ByrgeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Rocketeer is low-octane Steven Spielberg — projected in the right happy direction but lacking the gritty accelerant and around-the-edges humor and humanity of other heavy popcorn-load adventures. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie lacks the wit and self-mocking irony of the Indiana Jones movies, and instead seems like a throwback to the simple-minded, clean-cut sensibility of a less complicated time. That doesn’t mean The Rocketeer is not entertaining. But adjustments are necessary to enjoy it. show more

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