The RocketeerDirector: Joe Johnston
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).
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- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Lisa Bailey||Associate Producer|
|John Berger||Set Decoration/Design|
|Danny Bilson||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|James D. Bissell||Production Designer|
|Christopher Burian-Mohr||Art Director|
|Paul de Meo||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Linda de Scenna||Art Director,Set Decoration/Design|
|William Dear||Original Story|
|Larry Franco||Executive Producer|
|James Horner||Score Composer|
|Paul Sonski||Set Decoration/Design|
|Carl Stensel||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michael A. Stevenson||Editor|
|Marilyn Vance||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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This movie is excellant. The detail spent on the scientific side is perfect - everything mastered and remastered. I love this movie not so much because of who or when it was filmed, but how and why. A great clean film the whole family will really love, but at the same time, a grown adult will appreciate it.
I saw this on TV when I was younger. Great movie. I didn't even know that it was made in 1991! The setting, sound, characters, and excitement were just great. This movie is a must in your collection. I need to get a copy myself!
I have been watching this movie since i was a kid, and to this day it is still my favorite movie. The music is so moving I bought the soundtrack, this movie is severely underrated, and if you are thinking about giving it a try, you will love this movie.
I saw this this movie in the theater when it came out and loved it and the music that I bought the video and soundtrack back in '92, now that its on dvd cd I am buying them both.