|Directed by||Joe Johnston|
|Produced by||Charles Gordon|
|Written by||Dave Stevens (graphic novel)|
Danny Bilson (sceenplay)
Paul De Meo (sceenplay)
|Music by||James Horner|
|Editing by||Peter Lonsdale|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Release date(s)||21 June 1991|
|Running time||108 minutes|
|Gross revenue||$46,704,056 (USA)|
The Rocketeer is a 1991 superhero adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures/Touchstone Pictures and directed by Joe Johnston, as his third feature film. Joseph Eggleston " Joe " Johnston III (born May 13, 1950) is an American Film director, responsible for such Lawrence Gordon may refer to Lawrence Gordon (producer Lawrence Gordon (Saw character Larry Gordon, American Lloyd Levin is an award-winning Film producer. He won the Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture for his work on United 93. Dave Stevens ( July 29, 1955 – March 11, 2008) was an American Illustrator and Comics artist Daniel 'Danny' Bilson is an American writer director and producer in movies television videogames and comic books This is about the American TV and film actor born in 1959 For similarly named people see William Campbell William Oliver "Billy" Campbell Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26 1934 is an American Actor and director. Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12 1970 is an American film actress and former child model. Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946) is an English Edward Lauter (born October 30, 1940) is an American actor He has appeared in numerous movies and was a stand up comic before getting into acting Jon Polito (born December 29 1950) is an American actor known for working with the Coen Brothers. Terrance " Terry " O'Quinn (born July 15, 1952) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor. James Roy Horner (born August 14 1953) is an American Composer of orchestral and film music Hiro Narita, ASC a Japanese American cinematographer was born June 26, 1941 in Seoul, South Korea in the clinic owned by his physician father Arthur Schmidt (born 1959 is an American film editor who has won the Academy Award for Film Editing twice (for Forrest Gump (1994 and for Who Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been A Superhero film is an action, fantasy or science fiction Genre film that is focused on the actions of one or more Superheroes who Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established Touchstone Pictures is one of several alternate Film labels of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1984 Joseph Eggleston " Joe " Johnston III (born May 13, 1950) is an American Film director, responsible for such It is based on the comic book The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens about a young stunt pilot who discovers a mysterious rocket pack that allows him to fly. Dave Stevens ( July 29, 1955 – March 11, 2008) was an American Illustrator and Comics artist For other meanings see Jetpack (disambiguation. The Martin Jetpack, despite its name has no jets or rockets but is a small helicopter and
In the years leading up to World War II, stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Bill Campbell) takes a trial run in a Gee Bee racing aircraft to prepare for an upcoming air show. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including This is about the American TV and film actor born in 1959 For similarly named people see William Campbell William Oliver "Billy" Campbell For the 1978 Arcade game, see Gee Bee (arcade game. The Gee Bee Model R Super Sportster Air racing is a Sport that involves small aircraft. History The first event in air racing history was held in 1909 the Grand Week of the Champagne During the run, mobsters fleeing from FBI agents in a vehicle chase reach the airfield, one of them shooting at and damaging Secord's aircraft. One of the mobsters finds his partner shot dead during the pursuit and hides a mysterious bundle under the seat of an old biplane in a hangar. He flees from the hangar, only to run into Secord crash-landing his damaged aircraft, which leads to the destruction of the airfield's fuel tank. The mobster, injured in the crash, is arrested by the FBI and taken to the hospital. Airfield owner Bigelow (Jon Polito) tells Secord and his friend A. Jon Polito (born December 29 1950) is an American actor known for working with the Coen Brothers. "Peevy" Peabody (Alan Arkin) that they have to pay for the loss of the fuel tank, bankrupting the pair. Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26 1934 is an American Actor and director.
In desperation, Secord decides to fly his biplane in the air show at Bigelow's request, but comes across the hidden package which contains a prototype rocket pack. After unsuccessfully experimenting with the rocket pack, Secord and Peabody leave it alone until Peabody can understand its design and fine-tune it. When Secord is late, his elderly friend Malcolm (Eddie Jones) takes the biplane to perform the stunts as Secord. When Secord sees that Malcolm is in trouble, he dons the rocket pack and a helmet designed by Peabody and rescues his friend in midair.
Having been seen by the audience, Secord becomes a media sensation, dubbed the "Rocketeer" by Bigelow. Keeping his identity secret, Secord visits his girlfriend Jenny Blake (Jennifer Connelly), an aspiring actress seeking a larger role in a Hollywood film starring actor Neville Sinclair (Timothy Dalton). Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12 1970 is an American film actress and former child model. Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946) is an English Secord's ineptitude leads to a bungled shot, and Secord and Jenny are kicked off the film set. Neville, who had hired the mobsters who stole the rocket pack, overhears Secord's conversation with Jenny about his adventure. After Secord's departure, Neville is able to draw Jenny back onto the set and requests a dinner date with her.
Neville contacts the mob leader Eddie Valentine (Paul Sorvino), and negotiates a new deal to dispatch more mobsters after Secord to retrieve the missing rocket pack. Paul Anthony Sorvino (born April 13 1939 is an American actor whose solid career has largely been the portrayal of authority figures both as a legal enforcer and criminal in television At the same time Neville sends his right-hand man, the seven-foot Lothar (Tiny Ron) after Secord and Peabody as insurance. Ronald "Tiny Ron" Taylor is an American film actor and former Basketball player. He breaks into their home and attacks them at night, but is interrupted by the arrival of the FBI. He shoots through the windows at the agents, who unknowing, believe that it's Secord and Peabody firing at them, and the house is destroyed in the exchange.
The pair hole up at the local diner until a group of Eddie's men arrive and take the place over, searching for Secord. Even though his rocket pack is damaged by a stray bullet in the fight, Secord is able to escape and the mobsters are overwhelmed by the diner patrons. Peabody patches the hole in the fuel tank with Secord's "Beeman's" chewing gumand Secord leaves to find Jenny, discovering that Neville is part of the scheme to steal the rocket pack. After escaping a shoot-out with the mobsters at the South Seas Club, Jenny is taken hostage by Neville and Secord is arrested by the FBI. He is taken to meet with Howard Hughes (Terry O'Quinn), who explains that the rocket pack is a prototype he created in an arms race with Nazi Germany. Howard Robard Hughes Jr (December 24 1905 – April 5 1976 was an American Aviator, Industrialist, Film producer / director, Philanthropist Terrance " Terry " O'Quinn (born July 15, 1952) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor. Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers In the discussion, the FBI admits tracking a Hollywood star who is a Nazi collaborator; Secord realizes that the collaborator is Neville. Hughes requests the return of the rocket pack, but Secord explains that he needs it one more time to save his girl.
After giving his word that he will return the pack, Secord punches one of the FBI agents and escapes from the hanger, gliding out suspended from a huge wooden model. Hughes orders the FBI agents not to fire their guns at Secord and lets him escape, commenting: "The son of a bitch WILL fly!" referring to Hughes' massive "Spruce Goose" flying boat. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout
Secord travels to the meeting spot at Griffith Observatory, where Eddie's gang is waiting for him. Griffith Observatory is located in Los Angeles California, United States. Secord attempts to have Jenny released, but Neville demands he hand over the rocket pack first. In desperation, Secord divulges to the gang that Neville is a Nazi sympathizer. He admits it, and the gang, who opposes Nazism, turns on Neville. Neville summons Nazi commandos hidden in the nearby observatory, who hold the gang at gunpoint but a firefight ensues when the FBI suddenly show up. The mobsters join forces with the FBI agents while Neville escapes with Jenny in a German Zeppelin which had been hovering overhead. A Zeppelin is a type of Rigid airship pioneered by the German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin in the early 20th century based on designs he had outlined
Secord pursues them in his rocket pack. On the Zeppelin, he gets into a fight with Sinclair, during which, Jenny starts a fire in the Zeppelin with a flare gun that she evidently thought was a weapon. Secord reluctantly hands his damaged rocket pack to Neville after pushing aside the chewing gum patch. The actor, not aware of the hole in the fuel tank, takes off from the zeppelin but is killed in the resulting rocket pack explosion.
Secord and Jenny are rescued by Hughes and Peabody in an autogyro before the airship is engulfed in flames. Configuration An autogyro is characterised by a free-spinning rotor that turns due to passage of air upwards through the rotor Hughes rewards Secord with a new Gee Bee racer to replace the lost one, and Jenny secretly gives Peabody a set of detailed schematics of the rocket pack that Hughes had originally drawn and the Nazis had stolen. Just before the credits roll, Peabody realizes that with some modifications, he can make an even better new rocket pack.
As appearing in screen credits (main roles identified):
|Bill Campbell||Cliff Secord|
|Jennifer Connelly||Jenny Blake|
|Alan Arkin||A. This is about the American TV and film actor born in 1959 For similarly named people see William Campbell William Oliver "Billy" Campbell Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12 1970 is an American film actress and former child model. Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26 1934 is an American Actor and director. "Peevy" Peabody|
|Timothy Dalton||Neville Sinclair|
|Paul Sorvino||Eddie Valentine|
|Terry O'Quinn||Howard Hughes|
|Ed Lauter||Agent Fitch|
|James Handy||Agent "Wooly" Wolinski|
|Robert Miranda(as Robert Guy Miranda)||Spanish Johnny|
|John Lavachielli||"Rusty," Valentine Hood|
|Jon Polito||Otis Bigelow|
|Eddie Jones||Malcolm the Mechanic|
A full cast and production crew list is too lengthy to include, see: IMDb profile. Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946) is an English Paul Anthony Sorvino (born April 13 1939 is an American actor whose solid career has largely been the portrayal of authority figures both as a legal enforcer and criminal in television Terrance " Terry " O'Quinn (born July 15, 1952) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor. Howard Robard Hughes Jr (December 24 1905 – April 5 1976 was an American Aviator, Industrialist, Film producer / director, Philanthropist Edward Lauter (born October 30, 1940) is an American actor He has appeared in numerous movies and was a stand up comic before getting into acting Jon Polito (born December 29 1950) is an American actor known for working with the Coen Brothers. Edward, Eddie, or Ed Jones is the name of; Finance Edward Jones (statistician (1856-1920 co-founder of the Dow-Jones index William Sanderson (born January 10, 1948) He is a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Clint Howard (born April 20 1959) is an American Film and Television Actor. 
Steve Miner was the first filmmaker to option the movie rights to Stevens’ comic book in 1983 but he strayed too far from the original concept. Stephen C Miner (born June 18, 1951) is an American film and Television director. Screenwriters Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo originally approached Dave Stevens to work on the film Zone Troopers but he had to pass due to other commitments. Daniel 'Danny' Bilson is an American writer director and producer in movies television videogames and comic books  They were given an option on The Rocketeer’s screen rights in 1985 because Stevens liked that “their ideas for The Rocketeer were heartfelt and affectionate tributes to the 1930s serials with all the right dialogue and atmosphere. Most people would approach my character contemporarily, but Danny and Paul saw them as pre-war mugs. ” They pitched their screenplay to every major studio each one of whom passed because it was seen as an expensive comic book film. 
Their script kept the comic book’s basic plot intact but fleshed it out to include a Hollywood setting and a climactic battle against a Nazi zeppelin.  They also tweaked Cliff’s girlfriend to avoid comparisons/legal hassles to Bettie Page (Stevens’ original inspiration), changing her name from Betty to Jenny and her profession from nude model to Hollywood extra (a change also made to make the film more family friendly). Bettie Mae Page (born Betty Mae Page April 22 1923 in Nashville Tennessee) is a former American model who became famous in the 1950s for At one point, the screenwriters talked to Stevens about doing The Rocketeer as a smaller film shot in black and white like the old serials.  With Stevens input, Bilson and DeMeo developed their screenplay with director William Dear who proceeded to change the zeppelin to a submarine. William Dear (born 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Film director.  Bilson and DeMeo submitted their seven-page outline to Disney in 1986.  The studio saw the potential merchandising angle and put their script through an endless series of revisions. The involvement of Disney resulted in a significant increase in budget as DeMeo said, “You can imagine the commitment Disney was making to develop a series of movies around a character. They even called it their Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders of the Lost Ark (also known as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 Adventure film directed by Steven ” Stevens and the screenwriters signed on to make a Rocketeer trilogy of films with Touchstone Pictures to distribute them. Touchstone Pictures is one of several alternate Film labels of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1984 However, Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg switched it back over to Disney release because he felt that they needed a live-action hit. Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950 in New York City) is a Jewish American Film producer and CEO According to Stevens, "immediately, Betty and anything else 'adult' went right out with the bathwater. They really tried to shoehorn it into a kiddie property so they could sell toys. All they really wanted at the end of the day, was the name". 
Over five years, Disney fired and rehired Bilson and DeMeo three times. DeMeo explained that “Disney felt that they needed a different approach to the script, which meant bringing in someone else. But those scripts were thrown out and we were always brought back on. ” They found the studio’s constant tinkering with the screenplay to be a frustrating process as executives would like “excised dialogue three months later. Scenes that had been thrown out two years ago were put back in. What was the point?” DeMeo said.  Disney’s biggest problems were with all of the period slang peppered throughout the script. Executive were worried that audiences wouldn’t understand what characters were saying.
One of Bilson and DeMeo’s significant revisions to the script over the years was to make Cliff and Jenny’s “attraction more believable . . . how do we bring Jenny into the story and revolve it around her, and not just create someone who’s kidnapped and has to be saved?” DeMeo recalled.  The numerous project delays forced Dear to leave the production and Joe Johnston signed on. Johnston was a fan of the comic book and when he inquired about its movie rights was told that Disney already had it in development. He approached the studio and was quickly hired to direct. The filmmaker said in an interview, “One of the great appeals of Stevens’ work was his attention to detail, which really placed the reader in the period. I’ve tried to do the same thing cinematically. ”
In 1990s, Bilson and DeMeo’s third major rewrite finally got the greenlight from the studio.  However, Disney also acquired the rights to the Dick Tracy film from Universal and this worried DeMeo who was afraid that the studio would dump The Rocketeer in favor of a much more high-profile project. Dick Tracy is a 1990 action - Adventure film based upon the Dick Tracy Comic strip created by Chester However, when Dick Tracy failed to perform as well at the box office as Disney had hoped, his fears subsided. Pre-production started in early 1990 with producer Larry Franco in charge of securing locations for the film. He found an abandoned World War II landing strip in Santa Maria which they used to build the mythical Chaplin Air Field with additional scenes at Bakersfield. Santa Maria is the largest city in Santa Barbara County California. The Rocketeer’s attack on the Nazi zeppelin was filmed near the Magic Mountain amusement park in the Indian Dunes. Six Flags Magic Mountain is an Amusement park located in Valencia, California north of Los Angeles. 
Stevens gave the film's production designer Jim Bissell and his two art directors his entire reference library pertaining to the Rocketeer at that time period, including blueprints for hangers and bleachers, schematics for building the autogyro, photos and drawings of the Bulldog Café, field uniforms for the air circus staff, and contacts for the vintage planes that were to be used. Stevens remembers that they "literally just took the reference and built the sets".  Disney wanted to change the Rocketeer's trademark helmet completely. Disney executive Michael Eisner wanted a straight NASA-type helmet but Johnston said that if the helmet was changed at all that he would quit the production. Michael Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program The studio relented but still tried a couple of their own prototype designs that no one liked. Stevens told Johnston to give him a week and he would produce a helmet that looked good and that they could use. He proceeded to work with a sculptor he knew, made a cast of the film's main stuntman's head and brainstormed ideas with the help of his sketches. They produced a helmet that worked and looked good from all angles. 
During casting, Johnny Depp was being considered for the lead male role, although Bill Campbell was eventually cast in his first feature role. John  According to Stevens, Johnston had to fight the studio for Campbell, because they wanted a "name" actor.  Campbell was not familiar with the comic book when he got the part but quickly read it in addition to books on aviation and listened to period music. The actor had a fear of flying but overcame it with the help of the film’s aerial coordinator Craig Hosking. To ensure his safety, Campbell was doubled for almost all of the Rocketeer’s flying sequences. 
Based on a revised screenplay dated 13 June 1990 by Bilson, De Mato and Dear, the original production would have a number of changes. Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Jenny's name throughout was "Sally" who is present at the test flight of the Gee Bee. The rocket pack was the same design as the original design of the comic book version. Other notable difference included Neville Sinclair's movie was based on a millionaire playboy adopting a little girl and the filmed scene was set in a courtroom. "Miss Mabel," the biplane used for the clown act, was named "Jenny" while the Howard Hughes' autogyro was named "Mabel. "
An elaborate scene was set at Grauman's Chinese Theater, where a celebration was held for actress Ginger Rogers. Grauman's Chinese Theatre is a movie theatre located at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. Ginger Rogers ( July 16, 1911 &ndash April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award -winning American film and stage actress As The Rocketeer flew past the theater, a searchlight man lost his balance and fell of the top of the theater. Cliff manages to rescue him and the attention is drawn on him instead of the actress. This was later further revised and changed to Bettie Davis placing her hand prints and foot prints into cement into the sidewalk. Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5 1908 – October 6 1989 was an American actress of Film, Television and Theatre. The Rocketeer then accidentally landed in the cement leaving his foot and hand prints. Someone then asked Davis to step aside to write "The Rocketeer"'s name in the cement. This was cut from the final filmed version of the film with only a clip of The Rocketeer flying past the theater.
Other changes included a scene where Cliff flew through the skylight at the South Seas Club, where one of Valentine's men manages to hit Cliff's helmet, sending him crashing through a cigarette billboard and into an alley. The rendezvous at Griffith Observatory originally had Cliff send down the Lindbergh statue, wearing a brass bucket on its head with three Roman candles attached to its back, down on Sinclair. Griffith Observatory is located in Los Angeles California, United States. While Sinclair and Valentine's gang came in for a closer look at the statue embedded into Sinclair's car, Cliff grabbed Valentine and helds him up in the air while hovering above the ground, offering to trade Valentine for Sally, but Sinclair reacts by shooting Valentine. In the climactic zeppelin encounter, as Cliff approached the zeppelin, the rocket pack runs out of fuel and sends him crashing into the rudder of the zeppelin. 
Bilson and DeMeo approved of everything that was put in the movie and enlisted Stevens’ help designing the Central City Police badges and initial revisions to the Rocketeer suit.  For the Air Circus scene at Chaplin Air Field, 700 extras and 25 vintage planes were employed. Hosking remarked in an interview, “What makes The Rocketeer so unique was having several one-of-a-kind planes that hadn’t flown in years,” including a 1916 Standard biplane and a Gee Bee racer with a radial engine and stubby wings. The film ended up going 50 days over schedule due to weather and mechanical problems. Production wrapped on 10 January 1991 after five months of filming. Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. 
The Rocketeer received Disney's biggest TV campaign, at that time, with the studio spending more than the USD $10 million they spent on TV advertising for Dick Tracy. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been  Both Campbell and Connelly signed up for sequels, he for two and she for only one. 
The Rocketeer had its world premiere on 19 June 1991 in Hollywood at the 1,100 seat El Capitan Theater which had been reopened after a two-year restoration project. Events 1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar.  Promotion just prior to its release included comparisons to the Indiana Jones Series. The recent success of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, only fueled expecations that the general public would be equally receptive to another movie of that genre. However, following its release on 21 June 1991 in 1,616 theaters, The Rocketeer grossed only $9. Events 524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. 6 million on its opening weekend and would go on to make $46. 7 million in North America, just recouping its estimated $40 million budget.  Disney executives were disappointed in the box office take (and sales of related merchandise) and very early hopes for a sequel were quietly squashed.
Although contemporary reviews were mixed, The Rocketeer currently has a 64% "fresh" rating based on all polled critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Rotten Tomatoes is a Website devoted to reviews information and news of Movies. Joe Brown, of the Washington Post praised the film and wrote that it "benefits from an unusually smart script, with snappy lines in even the smallest scenes. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D . . The Disney designers have given it a stylish, richly detailed look".  In her review for the New York Times, Janet Maslin wrote, "Only the period costumes (by Marilyn Vance-Straker) and production design (by Jim Bissell) of The Rocketeer, which are ostensibly the least original things about it, have any real flair".  David Ansen, in Newsweek magazine, wrote, "The movie has a determinedly sweet, innocuous spirit, some nifty sets . Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. . . But the screenplay (by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo) could use a bit more sophisticated sparkle, and neither Campbell nor Connelly has enough star wattage to turn their blandly virtuous characters into memorable ones".  USA Today gave the film three out of four stars and called it a "satisfying adventure". USA TODAY is a national American daily Newspaper published by the Gannett Company. 
When The Rocketeer was released in all other markets outside of the USA and Canada, it was through Touchstone as opposed to Disney in an attempt to attract a teenage audience that was not done in North America.  The Disney tag was seen to have turned off people who assumed that the film was for children. The film's original Art Deco poster was changed because it failed to draw attention to the cast including the then-current James Bond, Timothy Dalton, and gave little indication of the film's content. Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story  The Disney name also gave some the impression that the film was an animated feature. The new poster featured Dalton, Bill Campbell and Jennifer Connelly prominently. However, the film performed disappointingly in Britain, grossing just over £1 million in its first two weeks at just under 250 screens. The new ad campaign was being designed while the British promotional campaign for the film was already under way and some theaters still had the stylized U. S. movie poster. 
The Rocketeer was nominated for Best Science Fiction film, Best Special Effects and Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Connelly) at the 1992 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, where Marilyn Vance ultimately won a Saturn Award for Best Costumes in 1991. The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works in Science fiction, Fantasy The film was also nominated for Best Dramatic Presentation at the 1992 Hugo Awards.