The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer

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The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes, who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Video : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [date of publication not identified].
ISBN: 9780788816314
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Rocketeer (Motion picture)


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Sep 05, 2018

This movie is a throwback to the corny, pulpy adventure serials of the 1930s, so if camp and corn aren't your cup of tea, then stay away. However, for those who love that king of thing, this is a treat. I had a lot of fun with it.

Oct 03, 2016

Nostalgia, experimental aviation and behind the scenes of Hollywood movie-making.... Connelly and Campbell make for a handsome on-screen couple.... Heroism and Naziism in 1939.... Howard Hughes and his revolutionary jet-pack.... A satisfying mix of slapstick comedy, youthful romance and high-flying adventure.... Thrills and chills galore. World War 2 drama and German spies in America.... Aerodynamics, stunt flying and an awesome Zeppelin.... FBI agents and hired muscle.... Excellent visual effects and a superb cast.... All wrapped up with an ending that's sure to please.

Sep 21, 2015

Not very good. I normally like 1930's style movies that are done cleverly, like City Heat or Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
Rocketeer, unfortunately, only managed to imitate the corny characters and dialog and the far-fetched, contrived plots of 1930's "B" movies. Had to turn it off.

BookReviewer2015 May 11, 2015

A thrilling adventure, based on the comic strip character!

In my opinion one of the best films of the 1990s and fun for the whole family!

Oct 25, 2012

Funtastic movie. Made in the heart of hollywoodland with just the right flair. It's a timeless venture to see the precursor of the aviators dream take short flight in a scaled down model version. The Zeppelin was true genius but when will the Nazi's ever learn to use Helium. I enjoyed the movie so much I think I'm going to steam punk my electrolux vacuum cleaner.

Sep 07, 2012

The Rocketeer is a satisfying mix of slapstick comedy, youthful romance and high-flying adventure.... Jennifer Connelly and Bill Campbell make for a handsome on-screen couple.... Excellent visual effects that includes an awesome Zeppelin.... Set in the year 1939, The Rocketeer is a nostalgic look at Hollywood in its heyday.

librarylin19 Apr 27, 2012

This was always a favourite of mine, now finally watched this with the whole family, and both kids (8 & 14) enjoyed it. Lots of action and adventure, humor, and fun for all.

aaa5756 Feb 10, 2012

Great science fiction horror movie with great special effects. A++ DVD

Feb 12, 2011

great performance by jennifer connelly


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librarylin19 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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