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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Nicky Bronson ...
Max Hanson
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Kane Rockwell (as Dan Corkill)
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Dawn Black
Sara Goethals ...
Flora Rockwell
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Emily Rockwell
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Storyline

On the 77th birthday of the widow patriarch Levi Rockwell, his son and daughters come to his house by the sea with their families to celebrate his birthday. The promiscuous Aggie Rockwell comes alone but soon finds male company. Rose Black comes with her husband Crow Black, who is a baseball player with problems, and their children Cy Blue and Dawn. The workaholic Rolo Rockwell comes with his wife Amanda 'Billi' Rockwell and their children Orson, Kane, Flora and Emily. His daughter Ruby Hanson comes with her husband Dwayne Hanson, who is a comedian, and their children Max and Jessica. During the night, the children are on the beach with their grandfather and they ask him what he would like to receive as a birthday gift. Levi tells that he would like to have a Viking Funeral since the worms eat buried corpses. When Blue sees an abandoned boat on the beach, he suggests his cousins to repair the boat to give to their grandfather for his funeral. Levi and his doctor hide from the family ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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Trivia

Cinematic debuts of Macaulay Culkin, Angela Goethals, and Sara Rue. 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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Connections

References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Sexpot
Written by Rockwell and Angelo Bond
Performed by Junior Walker
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It's about atmosphere
11 May 2000 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

This movie invoked in me a funny kind of feeling. What feeling exactly, or why I don't know, but it was with a definite contentment that I watched it. Just go and rent it, you'll see. Maybe it was the time that I watched it, Sunday afternoon, or the fact that I felt good for other reasons, but the interaction between Lancaster and Culkin is so nice and touching ('cuse the sappy language) that it makes you feel good with the world. The movie just has the right atmosphere and incomparable good acting by Culkin (8 years at the time) especially.

I don't want to go into the story line or that kind of crap, just go and see it.


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