The Rocketeer


Joe Johnston (1991)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Director Joe Johnston (Captain America: the First Avenger) clearly had fun making this very entertaining swashbuckler that will jet-propel you back to your most cherished childhood fantasies. Based on a cult graphic novel that blends Second World War adventure and superhero thrills, this brilliant ode to those corny 1930s movie serials has an added Art Deco sheen that enhances the sophisticated nostalgia. It also benefits from Timothy Dalton's hissably slimy Nazi agent, masquerading as a devil-may-care, Errol Flynn-inspired matinée idol.


A maverick pilot in 1930s Hollywood finds an experimental rocket pack that gives him the power to fly. While he plans to use the device in a stunt act, a Nazi spy masquerading as a movie star is also determined to get his hands on it. Sci-fi adventure, starring Bill Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin and Terry O'Quinn.

Cast & Crew

Cliff Secord Bill Campbell
Peevy Alan Arkin
Jenny Jennifer Connelly
Neville Sinclair Timothy Dalton
Eddie Valentine Paul Sorvino
Howard Hughes Terry O'Quinn
Fitch Ed Lauter
Wooly James Handy
Lothar Tiny Ron
Otis Bigelow Jon Polito
Skeets William Sanderson
Malcolm Eddie Jones
Spanish Johnny Robert Guy Miranda
Irma Nada Despotovich
Millie Margo Martindale
Director Joe Johnston
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence and language.Available on: video and DVD