The Rocketeer

Synopsis: Straight from the pages of a pulp comic from a past era, the Rocketeer recreates 1930's Hollywood, complete with gangsters, Nazi spies, and the growth of the Age of Aviation. Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, Peevy, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as The Rocketeer.
Director(s): Joe Johnston
Production: Walt Disney Productions
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

What do we tell

the president?

Tell him

the dream is over.

Tell him

Howard Hughes said so.

[ Peevy ]

What's this 300 gallons here?

We don't burn that much fuel

in two years!

You burned it in two seconds when my

fuel truck went up. It's all itemized.

I didn't blow up your truck.

The guy in the car did.

After bouncing

off you.

Pilots are responsible

for a safe landing.

Where we gonna get this kind of dough?

We've gotta sell the Gee Bee for scrap!

I'm sorry. I hate to

kick you when you're down.

But business is business.

I'm out of pocket here.

Of course, I could always

use the old clown act.

We don't do the clown act

no more.

Peevy, it's worth

fifteen bucks a shot.

Think it over. See it my way

or see me in court.

The clown suit is

in the storeroom.

First show's at nine.

Don't be late.

Lousy nickel-nurser.

Clown act!

Good thinkin', Clifford!

You just set us back four years.

Plus which "Miss Mabel" here

is a flying coffin.

She never let us down before.

I'll go real easy on her.

Number five piston is shot,

nothing left but spit and wire.

I could fly a shoe box

if it had wings, Peev.

- Ouch!

- What's the matter?

There's somethin'

under this seat.

[ Grunting ]

That's my

duffel bag.

- What've you got in there?

- I don't know, but it's heavy.

- Peev, clean that table off.

- All right.

Open her up.

[ Gasp ]

Oh, my!

What've we got here?

Take the bag.

[ Grunting ]

- That's a piece of work, isn't it?

- Yeah.

What do you suppose it is,

a bomb or somethin'?

Too complex

to be a bomb.

I don't see

any moving parts.

I wouldn't touch that

if I were you.

- The housing's still cool.

- Huh.

[ Sniffing ]

Runs on alcohol.

What's the damn thing for?

- Hold it, Peev.

- Huh?

Hold it!

[ Sawing ]

[ Cliff ]

Tip her over. Tip her over.

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Danny Bilson

Daniel Bilson (born July 25, 1956) is an American writer, director, and producer of movies, television, videogames, and comic books. With his writing partner Paul DeMeo, Danny Bilson wrote the film The Rocketeer (1991), the television series Viper (1994, 1996), The Sentinel (1996) and The Flash (1990), and issues of the comic book The Flash. Video games include James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2003) and Homefront. He also directed and produced The Sentinel and The Flash. more…

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