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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cliff (as Bill Campbell)
... Jenny
... Peevy
... Neville Sinclair
... Eddie Valentine
... Howard Hughes
... Fitch
... Wooly
Robert Miranda ... Spanish Johnny (as Robert Guy Miranda)
... Rusty
... Bigelow
... Malcolm
... Skeets
... Goose
Nada Despotovich ... Irma
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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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Three years before the United States declares war, Cliff Secord leads America's first battle against the Nazis. See more »


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21 June 1991 (USA)  »

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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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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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The character of Neville Sinclair was loosely modelled after Errol Flynn, who was suspected of being a Nazi spy. See more »

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After Cliff puts on the rudder helmet so he can steer/control the rocket, he is frequently seen turning his head without changing his course or direction. See more »

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[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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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Hey, Look Me Over (1991) See more »

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ANY OLD TIME
Written by Artie Shaw
Performed by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
Vocals by Billie Holiday
Courtesy of Bluebird / RCA / BMG record labels
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In a nutshell, the most entertaining Disney movie that I've ever seen
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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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