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Action and Adventure
It is Los Angeles, 1938, and young pilot Cliff Secord and his mechanic buddy "Peevy" Peabody have just found a mysterious rocket pack, which they work out how to operate. Cliff uses the pack to become the Rocketeer, a noble superhero - but soon a gang of Nazis are on his trail, wanting it for their own evil purposes. The Rocketeer was intended to be a tribute to the pulp comics and movie serials of the 30s and 40s, and the film's innocent mix of clean-cut heroes, derring-do and sneering bad guys also brings to mind that most famous of boy's own homages, Indiana Jones.
This film has a couple of uses of mild bad language.
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Michael Keaton is Batman and Jack Nicholson is The Joker in this movie version that reclaimed Batman's brooding menace after the camp 60s TV show.
Crazed Nazis, sword-waving Egyptians and a snake-pit are some of the obstacles faced by adventurer Indiana Jones in his quest to find a sacred relic.
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