The Rocketeer

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The Rocketeer ★★★ 1991 (PG)

Lightheaded fun. A stunt flyer in the 1930s finds a prototype jet backpack sought by Nazi spies. Donning a mask, he becomes a flying superhero. Breezy family entertainment with stupendous effects; even better if you know movie trivia, as it brims with Hollywood references, like a great villain (Dalton) clearly based on Errol Flynn. 109m/C VHS, DVD . Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino, Melora Hardin, Tiny Ron, Terry O'Quinn, Ed Lauter, James Handy; D: Joe Johnston; W: Paul De-Meo, Danny Bilson; C: Hiro Narita; M: James Horner.