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Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

PG  |   |  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
John Bell ...
Orson Rockwell
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Max Hanson
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Kane Rockwell (as Dan Corkill)
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Dawn Black
Sara Goethals ...
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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Levi Rockwell: Their whole life was the sea, the sea and their boats. So in celebrating their deaths- yes, you can say celebrating - they used both. The families of the great Viking would put the body of their loved one on a ship, cover it with straw, and then, as the sun was setting, cast it away into the water. They would light huge bonfires on the beach, and then the Vikings would light the tips of their arrows in the bonfire and shoot them at the ship. Ah, it must have been so beautiful, fire on the water...
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A Wonderful and Touching Film
23 September 1999 | by (Tallahassee, FL) – See all my reviews

I think that some viewers overlook a lot of what the movie is trying to tell its audience. The portrayal of the adults in the film along with that of the children and the dying grandfather is quite accurate. The film chooses to portray the adults of the film as being selfish or "shallow" because it strives to show us the connection between the very young and the very old. It is often thought that there is a wisdom found only in early childhood and lost in later life that is regained with old age. The magical connection between the grandchildren and their grandfather is something both entertaining and touching to view. The film is well done and I do agree that the children really do make the film, with the help of a great veteran actor.


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