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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 (Timothy Dalton). 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!
Based on a retro-styled comic book hit of the '80s, this Disney film was meant to launch a whole line of Rocketeer films--but the series began and ended with this one. That's too bad, because this underrated Joe Johnston film has a certain loopy charm. The story centers on a pre-World War II stunt pilot (Bill Campbell) who accidentally comes into possession of a rocket-propelled backpack much coveted by the Nazis. With the aid of his mechanic pal (Alan Arkin), he gets it up and running, then uses it to foil a plot by a gang of vicious Nazi spies (is there any other kind?) led by Timothy Dalton. Jennifer Connelly is on hand as the love interest, but the real fun here is when the Rocketeer takes off. There's also a nifty battle atop an airborne blimp. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to the VHS Tape edition.See all Product Description
The film itself is very good...however the "pillar box" aspect ratio is deplorable and annoying. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Johnny-boy
When Cliff Secord stumbles upon a rocket pack stashed away in an airplane, him and his friend Peevy soon find themselves on the run from gangsters with ties to the Nazis. Read morePublished 8 months ago by A.P. Fuchs, author of The Axiom-man Saga
Nice family friendly movie, very entertaining, great picture and soundPublished 10 months ago by SAM
The 20 years edition is really great. With the image is be digital.
Is style good when i sow on tv 20 years ago
Great movie from Disney...A classic Superhero in a classic setting...light & entertaining..still holds up well after more than 20 yearsPublished on May 23 2013 by Steff66