In 1930s Los Angeles, stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) stumbles upon a rocket pack designed by Howard Hughes. He uses it during a show and becomes a media sensation as The Rocketeer. The fame doesn’t help though when the mob is willing to kill to get the rocket pack back for a Nazi secret agent.
In The Rocketeer, Jenny Blake is an aspiring actress whose relationship hits the rocks when her boyfriend Cliff’s visit to the movie set leads to her getting fired. The movie director makes up with Jenny and attempts to seduce her — but not to date Jennifer Connelly. No, to get his hands on a jet pack.