by: the Moleman
Seeing this only confirms for me that the time is right to bring back the Rocketeer. Special thanks to our buddy Ralph Garman who (through a retweet from Ken Plume) showed us this great animated short. Here at the Realm Cast Chris and I have spirited talks about the Rocketeer quite often. It crushed us that we could not afford to go to the screening this past week in Hollywood due to the fact that we’re poor.
For those of you that have no idea who/ what the Rocketeer is please buy it on Amazon by clicking here or at the very least add it to your Netflix queue. This movie starred a very young Jennifer Connely as Jenny along side the hero Billy Campbell as Cliff/ the Rocketeer and Alan Arkin as Peevy. The film also had a couple of heavy A-List hitters as well- Timothy Dalton & Paul Sorvino. You gotta remember that 20 years ago no one knew who Jennifer Connely was.
Movie synopsis (1991):
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!
Check out the original theatrical trailer for the 1991 movie.
Thank you Dave Stevens for capturing my imagination with such a wonderful character.