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The Rocketeer is the 1991 feature film adaptation of the graphic novel series created by Dave Stevens. Set in 1938 Los Angeles, the film stars Billy Campbell as a young stunt pilot who comes into possession of a secret jet pack that is highly sought after by the US government, the mob, and Nazi spies. The film co-starred Timothy Dalton, Paul Sorvino, and Jennifer Connelly and was directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger).
The following weapons were used in the film The Rocketeer:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Colt Official Police
The Colt Official Police is the standard issue firearm of FBI Agents and police officers in the film.
Colt Model 1903/1908 Hammerless
The Colt Model 1903/1908 Hammerless is used by several of the thugs employed by Eddie Valentine (Paul Sorvino) near the beginning of the film. Eddie Valentine also pulls one during the confrontation at the Griffith Observatory.
Sinclair's henchman, Lothar (Tiny Ron) pulls a pair of M1911A1s during a shootout at Cliff Secord's home. Other members of Valentine's gang are armed with M1911A1's as well.
One of the German commandos that arrive at the Griffith Observatory is armed with the Mauser C96. Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) then takes the Mauser C96 from the commando and carries it as he chases the Zeppelin.
Neville Sinclair (Timothy Dalton) pulls a Walther P38 at the Griffith Observatory.
M1928 Thompson Submachine Gun
The M1928 Thompson Submachine Gun is used by several characters in the film including Neville Sinclair (Timothy Dalton), Eddie Valentine (Paul Sorvino) and his gang.
What appear to be MP40s are used by German commandos and Neville Sinclair (Timothy Dalton) during the shootout at the Griffith Park Observatory. As the film is set in 1938, the use of the MP40 would be an anachronism, but artistic license could be claimed that they are meant to depict the earlier MP38, which would be less available as a prop.
Wehrmacht Soldiers in the newsreel are seen marching with Karabiner 98ks.
Remington Model 8
Several of the Police officers assisting the FBI are armed with Remington Model 8s.
Jenny (Jennifer Connelly) picks up a Flare Gun in the Zeppelin and tries to shoot Sinclair with it, she misses and only succeeds in setting the Zeppelin on fire.
- The yellow race plane that Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) pilots is a Gee Bee "Z".
- "Beemans" (the gum chewed by Howard Hughes) is the lucky gum of pilots.
- One of Neville Sinclair's final lines is "I'll miss Hollywood", and he does, as he crashes into the "land" portion of the "Hollywoodland" sign.