the year: 1991
the genre: action / adventure
the cast: Bill Campbell (Cliff); Jennifer Connelly (Jenny); Alan Arkin (Peevy); Timothy Dalton (Neville Sinclaire); Paul Sorvino (Eddie Valentine); Terry O'Quinn (Howard Hughes)
the plot: Set in 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. With the help of his mechanic/mentor, Peevee, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as The Rocketeer.
don't miss: when Eddie Valentine decides which side he's fighting for.
watch for: a shout out to the Spruce Goose.
listen for: "How do I look?" "Like a hood ornament. "
did you know: Johnny Depp was nearly cast as Cliff Secord.
extra bonus points: if you know who the character Neville Sinclaire was loosely modeled after.