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  • PG
  • Action, Adventure
  • 1991
  • 108 mins

Rocketeer, The

Rocketeer, The

About

Despite a lavish budget ($40 million) and plenty of special effects, this science fiction movie never quite gets up the speed indicated by its supercharged hero. The title character (Campbell) is a pilot who gets a new device, courtesy of Howard Hughes, which when strapped on propels him at jet-speed. Since the date is 1938 there are some nasty Nazis who can see the potential for such a device, and one of these, a swashbuckling movie star (Dalton, doing for Errol Flynn what O'Toole did in My Favourite Year), decides to set thugs and an attractive girl on the task.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Terry O'Quinn, Bill Campbell, Alan Arkin, Paul Sorvino, Timothy Dalton, Jennifer Connelly
  • Director: Joe Johnston
  • Writer: Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo
  • Producer: Charles Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Lawrence Gordon
  • Photographer: Hiro Narita

In a nutshell

Energetic, but the script is routine.

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