Based on the popular graphic novel by Dave Stevens, THE ROCKETEER is a lavish fantasy on the theme of Los Angeles as typified by the movies of Hollywood's Golden Era.
The setting is Los Angeles in the late 1930s, a dream city where the movies are everything and everyone's in the movies. Young flyer Cliff (Bill Campbell) and his girlfriend Jenny (Jennifer Connelly), an aspiring actress working as an extra, are very much in love. But he's poor and so is she, so
marriage seems an impossible dream. That is, until Cliff finds a mysterious rocket-powered backpack. He and his mentor, Peevy (Alan Arkin), experiment with the thing and when they've mastered its intricaci...