The Rocketeer,

Minute 017: A Handful of Poseys

May 16, 2017

Guest Host: Mark Cerulli

Did you grow up watching Hey Dude! and Clarissa Explains It All? Thank Mark – he wrote episodes of those shows. He also produced DVD documentaries on the Halloween series and several James Bond classics. (He’s a huge 007 fan) At HBO, he was an award-winning writer/producer and interviewed over 120 stars and filmmakers. Mark also has created on-air content for EPIX and Sundance. When he’s not watching movies and eating sandwiches with the crusts cut off, he’s receiving passes on his original screenplays – although he almost got one made by HBO. Sigh.


Neville Sinclair just told Eddie Valentine that the package Wilmer was supposed to deliver was a rocket.

“Like in the comic books,” says Neville.  “Now, what happened to it?”

“I dunno,” says Valentine. “Wilmer knows. He’s in the hospital, surrounded by cops. Maybe in a couple of days we’ll get to talk to him.”

“We don’t have a couple of days, Eddie!” says Neville. “What room is Wilmer in?”

Eddie looks at Sinclair and laughs. “Mister Movie Star!” says Valentine. “He’s going to walk into the hospital with a smile on his face and a handful of poseys. He’s gonna charm the Feds to death!”

Sinclair laughs as well. “That’s not exactly what I had in mind,” says Neville. Sinclair stands up and idly swings his epeé.

“Who cares what you had in mind?” asks Valentine. “You don’t need my services anymore. You can take it from here. I’ll tell you what: you pay me what you owe me because you’re half a lunatic anyhow!” Eddie laughs.

Sinclair suddenly lunges at Valentine, pressing the tip of his epeé to the base of Eddie’s throat. Spanish Johnny and Mike draw their pistols, but Valentine raises his hand to hold them off from shooting.

“Yes, shoot!” yells Sinclair. “I want that rocket, Eddie. Not next week, not tomorrow — now.”

Eddie remains seated, with the tip of Valentine’s sword pressing against his throat.

In This Minute

Alan Arkin as Peevy
Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord
Paul Sorvino as Eddie Valentine
Timothy Dalton as Neville Sinclair
Robert Miranda as Spanish Johnny
Daniel O’Shea as Mike



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