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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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Kane Rockwell (as Dan Corkill)
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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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Cinematic debuts of Macaulay Culkin, Angela Goethals, and Sara Rue. See more »

Quotes

Levi Rockwell: Nothing's as good as a midnight pee in the ocean.
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References Beverly Hills Cop (1984) See more »

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I Can't Explain
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by David Bowie
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Loving family celebrates Grandpa's 77th with surprise gift
3 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film challenges credulity but has a certain charm. Macaulay Culkin steals the show and one suspects that without him the flick would fail totally.

The setting is reminiscent of Cape Cod or Pawley's Island and the child actors have a pleasant romp. The plot hinges on their ingenuity in designing and implementing their ends to complete the story.

The ladies are attractive and believable while a few of the subplots involving the men contribute to the incredulous sense.

This is a very light, not very full movie carried by Macaulay. For some reason, at some point in the film, he expresses himself through his sister. At others he is capable of providing hid own commentary. He does, however, manage to carry off the whole thing remarkably on those small shoulders.


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