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


Joe Johnston
Lloyd Levin
Lawrence Gordon
Charles Gordon
William Dear
Screen Story
Danny Bilson
Danny Bilson
Screen Story
Dave Stevens
Book Author
Paul de Meo
Screen Story
Paul de Meo
Hiro Narita
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
Michael A. Stevenson
Arthur Schmidt
James D. Bissell
Production Designer
Christopher Burian-Mohr
Art Director
Linda de Scenna
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