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The Rocketeer (1991)

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A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

Director:

Joe Johnston

Writers:

Dave Stevens (graphic novel "The Rocketeer"), Danny Bilson (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Campbell ... Cliff (as Bill Campbell)
Jennifer Connelly ... Jenny
Alan Arkin ... Peevy
Timothy Dalton ... Neville Sinclair
Paul Sorvino ... Eddie Valentine
Terry O'Quinn ... Howard Hughes
Ed Lauter ... Fitch
James Handy ... Wooly
Robert Miranda Robert Miranda ... Spanish Johnny (as Robert Guy Miranda)
John Lavachielli ... Rusty
Jon Polito ... Bigelow
Eddie Jones ... Malcolm
William Sanderson ... Skeets
Don Pugsley ... Goose
Nada Despotovich Nada Despotovich ... Irma
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Storyline

Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the Rocketeer recreates 1930's Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, Peevy, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as The Rocketeer. Written by Greg Bole <bole@life.bio.sunysb.edu>

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An Ordinary Man Forced to Become An Extraordinary Hero. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

21 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocketeer See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,600,754, 23 June 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,704,056
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Otis Bigelow's (Jon Polito's) car was a 1934 Buick Series 40 Business Coupe. See more »

Goofs

When Cliff is flying around the South Seas Club, his rocket pack lights several fires, and yet his pants and boots never seem to suffer any affects from the heat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peevy: [as they bring the Gee Bee out for its maiden flight] Keep her straight, keep her level. It's your first time up, so don't do anything interesting.
Cliff Secord: Who, me?
Peevy: And remember, she stalls out at about a hundred. So keep the air speed up. Otherwise, you're gonna be drifting around all over the sky. And if the ailerons start to shimmy...
Cliff Secord: Peevy, I have flown a plane or two in my life.
Peevy: Not like this one, you haven't. This one's... This one's a handful. You sneeze in this thing and you're ...
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BEGIN THE BEGUINE
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Melora Hardin
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In a nutshell, the most entertaining Disney movie that I've ever seen
20 October 2004 | by dee.reidSee all my reviews

Disney hasn't made a whole lot of movies over the last decade that have really been able to capture my interest. One of their better efforts, 1991's "The Rocketeer," is one of the luckier films.

"The Rocketeer" soared high and mighty upon its release in 1991, from the graphic novel by Dave Stevens and onto the big screen, with Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) dawning an experimental rocket pack that is coveted by gangsters and Nazis during World War II.

The movie does remind some people of the serials of the 1930s and 1940s, some of which helped to spawn the mega-successful "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981 and this year's "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow."

"The Rocketeer" is a great movie, and it should be viewed by everyone.

10/10


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