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Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

PG | | Drama | 2 September 1988 (USA)
An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems.

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Daniel Petrie

Writer:

Amos Poe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lancaster ... Levi Rockwell
Suzy Amis ... Aggie Rockwell
Patricia Clarkson ... Rose Black
Frances Conroy ... Ruby Hanson
Sinéad Cusack ... Amanda 'Billi' Rockwell (as Sinead Cusack)
John Glover ... Rolo Rockwell
Bill Pullman ... Crow Black
Kevin Spacey ... Dwayne Hanson
John Bell John Bell ... Orson Rockwell
Nicky Bronson Nicky Bronson ... Max Hanson
Danny Corkill ... Kane Rockwell (as Dan Corkill)
Macaulay Culkin ... Cy Blue Black
Angela Goethals ... Dawn Black
Sara Goethals Sara Goethals ... Flora Rockwell
Emily Poe ... Emily Rockwell
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Storyline

A man's family comes for his 77th birthday and while he loves all of his children and their children, he and his children don't exactly connect. However, he connects with his grandchildren. And he tells them what he wants for his birthday and they do what they can to give it to him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cohete de Gibraltar See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,523, 4 September 1988

Gross USA:

$187,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,349
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

On June 2018 Intrada Records released for the first time a long-awaited soundtrack album (500 units) of Andrew Powell's original score for the movie. Coincidentally, only two months later the same year Kronos Records released a CD limited edition (300 units) of the composer's original score for Giuliano Tomassacci's sci-fi short movie Here We Go Again, Rubinot! (2017), Powell's comeback to film music in years, actually concentrating within just a few months Powell's two new soundtrack records in a row more than thirty years after Ladyhawke (1985)'s soundtrack first release (1985). See more »

Goofs

As the camera pans from the boat model on the window sill to Burt Lancaster lying in bed while Billie Holiday's "You Better Go Now" plays, we see that the record player is turning counter-clockwise - indicating that she scene is played in reverse. See more »

Quotes

[at Levi's wife's gravesite]
Cy Blue Black: Poor Grandma.
Crow Black: What?
Cy Blue Black: Poor Grandma.
Crow Black: Oh, yeah. Poor Grandma.
Cy Blue Black: Bad worms.
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Foolin' Myself
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There are Vikings on Cape Cod!
2 August 1999 | by JerryP-2See all my reviews

I'm told that this was Burt Lancaster's last film. I happen to like his acting, but the script for this effort could have been better. There are the adults, who are rather shallow caricatures of real people with problems. The kids who play grandpa's grandchildren, however, make the best part of this opus. I could almost see myself in their places so many years ago. Of course, my siblings and I wouldn't have done some of the things these grandkids end up doing. The last 10 minutes of the film make up for some rather boring parts spent on the adult characters.


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