The Rocketeer (film)

The Rocketeer is a 1991 American period superhero film from Walt Disney Pictures, produced by Charles Gordon, Lawrence Gordon, and Lloyd Levin, directed by Joe Johnston, and starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino and Tiny Ron Taylor. The film is based upon the character of the same name created by comic book artist and writer Dave Stevens.

In 1938 Los Angeles, California, two members of mobster Eddie Valentines Paul Sorvino gang steal a rocket pack from Howard Hughes Terry OQuinn. During their exciting escape, they find themselves in an airfield. Stunt pilot Cliff Secord Billy Campbell and airplane mechanic Peevy Alan Arkin find the mysterious rocket inside a biplane in their employers hangar, where the getaway driver hid it. Meanwhile, famous actor Neville Sinclair Timothy Dalton, who hired Valentines gang to steal the rocket, sends his monstrous henchman, Lothar Tiny Ron, to the hospital, where the injured getaway driver tells him that he hid the rocket at the airfield. Sinclair dispatches the mobsters to search for the missing device.Cliffs aspiring actress girlfriend, Jenny Blake Jennifer Connelly, is on the set of a Neville Sinclair film. Cliff arrives. Sinclair overhears Cliff attempting to tell Jenny about the rocket pack and invites her to dinner at a popular night club. Shortly afterward, at an air show, Cliff uses the rocket with Peevys newly designed facehiding helmet, which also acts as a rudder to heroically rescue his elderly friend Malcolm Eddie Jones, who is drunkenly piloting a malfunctioning biplane. Having been seen by the audience, The Rocketeer becomes a media sensation. ........

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