Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: Now

The Rocketeer Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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

Cast

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

Crew

Joe Johnston
Director
Lloyd Levin
Producer
Lawrence Gordon
Producer
Charles Gordon
Producer
William Dear
Screen Story
Danny Bilson
Screen Story
Danny Bilson
Screenwriter
Dave Stevens
Book Author
Paul de Meo
Screenwriter
Paul de Meo
Screen Story
Hiro Narita
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Michael A. Stevenson
Editor
Arthur Schmidt
Editor
James D. Bissell
Production Designer
Christopher Burian-Mohr
Art Director
Linda de Scenna
Art Director
Dave Stevens
Co-producer
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
Stunts
Nancy Foy
Casting
Peter Lonsdale
Additional Editing
Advertisement