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The Rocketeer Details


After getting his start as a visual effects artist on the original Star Wars trilogy, Spielberg protege Joe Johnston found success as a director with his debut film, the blockbuster family adventure Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. For his sophomore outing, Johnston helmed this action-adventurer, set in 1930s Hollywood and in the spirit of old pulp comics and adventure serials, and co-adapted from the David Stevens graphic novel by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo. Bill Campbell stars as Cliff Secord, an eager young pilot who finds himself in possession of a secret jet-pack that gives him the ability to fly. Cliff soon learns that screen-star Neville Sinclair (Timothy Dalton) will stop at nothing to get his hands on the rocket pack so he can give it to the Nazis. As The Rocketeer and with a little help from his mechanic friend played by Alan Arkin, it's up to Cliff to elude Sinclair, defeat the Nazis, and save his girlfriend Jenny (Jennifer Connelly). ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:June 21, 1991


Bill Campbell
as Cliff Secord
Jennifer Connelly
as Jenny Blake
Alan Arkin
as Peevy
Timothy Dalton
as Neville Sinclair
Paul Sorvino
as Eddie Valentine
Terry O'Quinn
as Howard Hughes
Ed Lauter
as Fitch
James Handy
as Wooly
Tiny Ron
as Lothar/Good Old Boy
Robert Miranda
as Spanish Johnny
John Lavachielli
as Rusty
Eddie Jones
as Malcolm
Peter Frankland
as Nazi Commando
Sam Vincent
as Filmstage Director
Gene Daily
as Clark Gable
Pat Crawford Brown
as Mrs. Pye
Arlee Reed
as Cameraman
Jim Franklin
as Airshow Pilot
Kim Sebastian
as Nurse
Darryl Henriques
as G-Man
Nada Despotovich
as Irma
Danielle Bedau
as Girl at Newsstand
Kathleen Michaels
as South Seas Camera Girl
Craig Hosking
as Airshow Pilot
Perry Cook
as Good Old Boy
Thomas Huff
as Lenny
Bob Leeman
as W.C. Fields
David Pressman
as Hospital Guard
William Sanderson
as Skeets
Paul Forsyth
as Nazi Commando
Steve Hinton
as Airshow Pilot
Jon Polito
as Bigelow
Lisa Pedersen
as Noblewoman
Peter Bromilow
as Nobleman
Max Grodenchik
as Wilmer
Julian Barnes
as Charlie
Michael Francis Clarke
as G-Man
Scanlon Gail
as G-Man at Chaplin Field
Ele Keats
as Girl at Newsstand
Don Pugsley
as Goose
Margo Martindale
as Millie
Richard Warlock
as FBI Agent
Doug McGrath
as Reporter
Heinrich James
as Nazi Agent
Herman Poppe
as Zeppelin Captain
Chance Michael Corbitt
as Newspaper Kid
America Martin
as Patsy
Merritt Yohnka
as Nazi Crewman
William Frankfather
as Government Liaison
Michael Milhoan
as Jeff
Rick Overton
as South Seas Patron
Melora Hardin
as South Seas Singer
Chuck Wentworth
as Airshow Pilot
Mike Finneran
as Reporter
Tom Kindle
as Clapperboy
William Boyett
as Government Liaison
Lila Finn
as Clothesline Lady
Kristopher Logan
as Nazi Commando
Charlie Stavola
as Assistant Director
Daniel O'Shea
as Mike
Dave Adams
as Reporter
Norbert Weisser
as Zeppelin Pilot
Tom Tully
as Reporter
Taylor Gilbert
as Stewardess
Clint Howard
as Monk


Joe Johnston
Lawrence Gordon
Lloyd Levin
Charles Gordon
Paul de Meo
Screen Story
Paul de Meo
William Dear
Screen Story
Danny Bilson
Screen Story
Danny Bilson
Dave Stevens
Book Author
Hiro Narita
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Arthur Schmidt
Michael A. Stevenson
James D. Bissell
Production Designer
Linda de Scenna
Art Director
Christopher Burian-Mohr
Art Director
Dave Stevens
Lisa Bailey
Associate Producer
Larry Franco
Executive Producer
Linda de Scenna
Set Designer
Paul Sonski
Set Designer
Carl Stensel
Set Designer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
Seth Arnett
Nancy Foy
Peter Lonsdale
Additional Editing