The Rocketeer

"OK"

The Rocketeer Review


The poor man's Indiana Jones, complete with Nazi subterfuge and heroine in distress. This paean to the cliffhangers of yore never really finds its footing, unfortunately. It's a rather tired story about a lost jet pack and the daredevil (Bill Campbell -- who hasn't had a starring role since) who finds it, and so on and so forth. Very straightforward, the mystery doesn't go very far and the love story (with Jennifer Connelly) is totally stillborn. The clever use of historical figures like Howard Hughes and W.C. Fields is really the film's only highlight.


The Rocketeer

Facts and Figures

Run time: 108 mins

In Theaters: Friday 21st June 1991

Box Office Worldwide: $62M

Budget: $42M

Production compaines: Walt Disney Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 61%
Fresh: 35 Rotten: 22

IMDB: 6.4 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Cliff Secord, as Jenny Blake, as A. 'Peevy' Peabody, as Neville Sinclair, as Eddie Valentine, as Howard Hughes, as Fitch, James Handy as Wooly, as Bigelow, as Skeets, as Millie, as Mark, Tiny Ron Taylor as Lothar, as Spanish Johnny, John Lavachielli as Rusty, as Malcolm, Don Pugsley as Goose, Nada Despotovich as Irma, America Martin as Patsy, Max Grodénchik as Wilmer, as Jeff, Daniel O'Shea as Mike, Joe D'Angerio as Stevie, Tommy J. Huff as Lenny, Paul DeSouza as Pauly, Pat Crawford Brown as Mme Pye, Julian Barnes as Charlie, Sam Vincent as Victor, Lisa Pedersen as la dame de l'aristocratie, Peter Bromilow as l'aristocrate, Tom Kindle as le clap, Charlie Stavola as un assistant réalisateur, William Boyett as les agents de liaison du gouvernement, William Frankfather as les agents de liaison du gouvernement, Heinrich James as l'agent nazi, Herman Poppe as le Capitaine du zeppelin, as le pilote du zeppelin, Michael Francis Clarke as les G-Men, Darryl Henriques as les G-Men, Scanlon Gail as le G-Man au Chaplin Field, as la chanteuse du South Seas Club, Bob Leeman as W.C. Fields, as le patron du South Seas Club, Gene Daily as Clark Gable, Dick Warlock as un agent du FBI, Thomas Lee Tully as un journaliste, Mike Finneran as un journaliste, as un journaliste, Dave Adams as un journaliste, Arlee Reed as un caméraman, Kim Sebastian as l'infirmière de l'hôpital de la prison, as le garde de l'hôpital de la prison, Lila Finn as la dame à la corde à linge, Perry Cook as le bon vieux garçon, Taylor Gilbert as une hôtesse, Ele Keats as les filles à Newsstand, Danielle Bedau as les filles à Newsstand, Chance Michael Corbitt as le gamin qui distribue les journaux, Bob Sandman as le leader du groupe au South Seas Club, Lori Lynn Ross as la sirène au South Seas Club, Kathleen Michaels as la caméraman au South Seas Club, Merritt Yohnka as un Nazi, Peter Frankland as les membres du commando nazi, Kristopher Logan as les membres du commando nazi, Paul Forsyth as les membres du commando nazi, Craig Hosking as les pilotes de l'Airshow, Steve Hinton Sr. as les pilotes de l'Airshow, Jim Franklin as les pilotes de l'Airshow, Richard T. Brickert as les pilotes de l'Airshow, Chuck Wentworth as les pilotes de l'Airshow, Bill Turner as les pilotes de l'Airshow

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