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Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

 -  Drama  -  2 September 1988 (USA)
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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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Levi Rockwell
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Aggie Rockwell
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Rose Black
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Ruby Hanson
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Amanda 'Billi' Rockwell (as Sinead Cusack)
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Rolo Rockwell
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Crow Black
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Dwayne Hanson
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Orson Rockwell
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Max Hanson
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Kane Rockwell (as Dan Corkill)
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Dawn Black
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Flora Rockwell
Emily Poe ...
Emily Rockwell
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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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2 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El cohete de Gibraltar  »

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$187,349 (USA)
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[the kids see Cy Blue running back to Levi's house]
Jessica Hanson: What's that little turd up to now?
Max Hanson: He's just weird.
Dawn Black: Blue's got this thing. He's psychotic.
Kane Rockwell: Definitley.
Dawn Black: No, I mean he's psychic. He knows stuff.
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I'm Old Fashioned
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sweet and engaging
3 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this heart felt film is well worth watching. the simple script is full of characters any family will recognize, it is lifted by the talents of a huge ensemble of incredibly talented actors. while the film is carried by the soon-to-be lauded adult actors, the children add completely uncommented truth. the combination of the two drives the film into your heart. watch it if only for the glimpse of Kevin Spacey, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy, Burt Lacaster, Bill Pullman, even a fresh faced Macaulay Culkin. a must see, especially for those big east coast families of beach summer traditions. watch it with the whole family, but be warned the heart wrenching ending may catch you by surprise


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