Veteran character actor Ed Lauter has 40 years’ worth of Hollywood storiesPosted on July 11th, 2012 | By: Bert Ehrmann
The Rocketeer (1991)—“Fitch”
EL: That was kind of interesting. We thought that thing would really take off, and that it would have sequel after sequel, but it didn’t happen. It had some wonderful, colorful characters in there, though. I remember someone said, “Hey, you and the other detective, you guys are hilarious together! They’re gonna spin you off into your own movie!” Of course, that didn’t happen, either. [Laughs.] That director, Joe Johnston, he was very good. But he’s kind of off in left field, doesn’t really go to the parties and mingle with the Hollywood types. A great guy, though. Really a nice man.