A blank screen. James Horner’s Rocketeer main theme, “Takeoff” begins.
Orange titles appear: “WALT DISNEY PICTURES”
More orange titles: “WALT DISNEY PICTURES PRESENTS”
Title: “IN ASSOCIATION WITH SILVER SCREEN PARTNERS IV”
Title: “A GORDON COMPANY PRODUCTION”
Title: “A JOE JOHNSTON FILM”
Main Title, in font: “THE ROCKETEER”
The screen splits, revealing opening hangar doors by the silhouettes of two mechanics: Goose and Skeets.
Two other mechanics are working on a red monoplane, the Brown Aircraft Company’s B-2 Racer “Miss Los Angeles” #33, parked on a gravel taxiway in the foreground. In the background is a dirt runway.
Title: “BILL CAMPBELL”
A close-up of the propeller, front cowling, and “snake eyes” dice nose art of a Gee Bee Model Z roll past the camera. Goose’s face is visible briefly as he pushes the Gee Bee out of the hangar.
Title: “ALAN ARKIN”
In This Minute
William Sanderson as Skeets
Don Pugsley as Goose