Plot: In 1939, an intrepid reporter in New York City makes a connection between the story she’s covering– of famous scientists suddenly disappearing around the world, and a recent attack on the city by giant robots. Determined to find the solution to these happenings, she seeks the help of her ex-boyfriend, the captain of a mercenary legion of pilots. The two are investigating the case when the robots attack the city again, though in a stroke of luck, Sky Captain’s right hand man is able to locate their source. They then set off on an adventure in search of the evil mastermind behind these schemes, who is bent on creating a utopia and destroying the current world.

Rating: PG for sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language

Directed By: Kerry Conran

Written By: Kerry Conran

Production: Paramount Pictures, Brooklyn Films II, Riff Raff Film Productions, Blue Flower Productions, Filmauro, Natural Nylon Entertainment

In Theaters: September 17, 2004

Box Office: $37,760,080 (USA)

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 46 mins.


Polly Perkins – Gwyneth Paltrow
Sky Captain – Jude Law
Dex – Giovanni Ribisi
Editor Paley – Michael Gambon
Mysterious Woman – Ling Bai
Kaji – Omid Djalili

Franky – Angelina Jolie
Dr. Jennings – Trevor Baxter
Dr. Vargas – Julian Curry
Dr. Kessler – Peter Law
German Scientist – Jon Rumney
Creepy – Khan Bonfils
Scary – Samta Gyatso