Overall Rank: 9100
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 91
Theatrical Release Date: 06/21/1991
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Joe Johnston
Actors: Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino, Terry O'Quinn
Plot: Set in the late 1930s, budding pilot Cliff Secord stumbles across a jet pack that allows him to fly. After using the device to save a celebrity, he is suddenly on the run from gangsters, FBI and the Nazis - all who want the device for themselves. -- Chris Kavan
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Ian - wrote on 09/25/2015
A classic from the 90's. You know what to expect. Lavish set pieces and some overacting. Overall it was pretty well done and can be compared to Bram Stoker's Dracula in its directorial aspects.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/03/2012
This reviewer recalls this as a decent entertaining superhero. The cast impressive with Dalton, Connelly, Sorvino and Arkin. Unfortunately, the film never really got its credit due to its simplistic nature and light plot. It boasts as one of the few pioneers of superhero flicks involving the mob and even Nazi's. The Rocketeer however is an innovative action adventure that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Yojimbo - wrote on 06/25/2012
Rip-roaring old school comic strip fun featuring the ever likeable Alan Arkin, the lovely Jennifer Connelly and the dashingly villainous Timothy Dalton. Great aerial sequences, funny touches and a spectacular climax involving mobsters shooting it out with Nazi commandos and an exploding zeppelin.
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The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008
With World War II raging half-a-world away, and 1938's Los Angeles appears not to be involved in the war.
Los Angeles, which is also known as "Hollywoodland" (back then), is a place where dreams are made. One of those with dreams is stunt-pilot "Cliff Seacord" (Billy Campbell), one of which is to spend the rest of his life with his girlfriend, "Jenny" (Jennifer Connely), herself having the dream of becoming a leading actress in movies.
After being shot down in a fire fight between Federal law enforcement and the Mob, "Cliff" discovers a jet pack he eventually finds out was designed by billionaire aviator, "Howard Hughes" (Terry O'Quinn).
"Seacord" eventually discovers that the Nazis are after the jet pack. So, they hire a secret agent who hides in the public eye.
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