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2 September 1988 (USA) See more »
An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Orson Rockwell
Nicky Bronson ... Max Hanson

Danny Corkill ... Kane Rockwell (as Dan Corkill)

Macaulay Culkin ... Cy Blue Black

Angela Goethals ... Dawn Black
Sara Goethals ... Flora Rockwell

Emily Poe ... Emily Rockwell

Sara Rue ... Jessica Hanson
George Martin ... Dr. Bonicker

Matt Norklun ... Mo Plumm
Robert Compono ... Tony Joe Basta

James McDaniel ... Policeman

David Hyde Pierce ... Monsieur Henri

Renée Coleman ... Waitress (as Renee Coleman)

Directed by
Daniel Petrie 
Writing credits
Amos Poe (written by)

Produced by
Bob Fisher .... executive producer (as Robert Fisher)
Geoffrey Mayo .... executive producer
Michael Ulick .... executive producer
Marcus Viscidi .... co-producer
Jeffrey Weiss .... producer
Original Music by
Andrew Powell 
Cinematography by
Jost Vacano 
Film Editing by
Melody London 
Casting by
Donna Isaacson 
John S. Lyons  (as John Lyons)
Production Design by
Bill Groom 
Set Decoration by
Betsy Klompus 
Costume Design by
M. Nord Haggerty  (as Nord Haggerty)
Makeup Department
Marie-Ange Ripka .... hair stylist (as Marie Ange Ripka)
Carla White .... makeup artist
Production Management
Marcus Viscidi .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Carlisle .... first assistant director
Shiho Ito .... second assistant director
Art Department
David H. Allen .... second props (as David Allen)
Andrew Baseman .... assistant set decorator
Roland Brooks .... scenic artist
Anthony Dunne .... construction coordinator (as Tony Dunne)
Ann Edgeworth .... property master
Nancy Gilmore .... set dresser
Bruce Lee Gross .... set dresser (as Bruce Gross)
Bill Lehne .... second carpenter
Jack Ranson .... key set builder
Alan Zdinak .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
G.W. Brown .... adr editor
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor (as Dane Davis)
Carlos Delarios .... re-recording mixer (as Carlos De Larios)
Cynthia Haagens .... adr editor
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Darrell Hanzalik .... adr editor
Wayne Heitman .... re-recording mixer
Lou Kleinman .... dialogue editor (as Louis Kleinman)
John Kwiatkowski .... sound effects editor
Mark Larry .... assistant sound editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... assistant sound editor (as Kimberly Voight)
Aaron Rochin .... re-recording mixer
Maggi Travis .... boom operator
Randy Vandegrift .... dialogue editor
Richard Klompus .... cable person (uncredited)
Tom Nelson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Laura Perlman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects (as Steve Kirshoff)
Denis Zack .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Donald M. Angst .... electrician (as Don Angst)
Michael F. Barrow .... gaffer (as Michael Barrow)
John Cardoni .... electrician
Michael Fedack .... dolly grip (as Michael Fedak)
Anette Haellmigk .... first assistant camera (as Anette Victoria Haellmigk)
Bill Ley .... best boy grip
Eric Liebowitz .... still photographer
William W. Lister .... best boy electric (as Bill Lister)
Claudia Raschke .... second assistant camera
Robert D. Shulman .... key grip (as Bob Shulman)
Barbara Walz .... special unit photographer
Casting Department
Judy Claman .... extras casting
Ellen Parks .... casting associate
Karen Sonet .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Dunn .... associate costume designer
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... second wardrobe (as Cheryl Kilbourne)
Deirdre N. Williams .... wardrobe (as Deirdre Williams)
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
David R. Finkelstein .... assistant editor (as David Finkelstein)
Elizabeth Gazzara .... first assistant editor
Stuart Kauffman .... apprentice editor
Janice Keuhnelian .... assistant editor
Jay Rabinowitz .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jill S. Cohen .... location manager
Diana Pokorny .... location manager
Music Department
Jamie Forester .... music editor (as Jamie E. Gelb)
Fraser Kennedy .... music supervisor
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Transportation Department
Tom O'Donnell Jr. .... transportation captain (as Tom O'Donnelly Jr.)
Louis Volpe .... transportation co-captain (as Lou Volpe)
Other crew
Lawrence Amanuel .... production assistant (as Larry Amanuel)
Stacy Auerhan .... travel
Tamara Bally .... production auditor
Olivia Bruce .... production office coordinator
Diana Burton .... assistant: Mr. Lancaster
Sarah Charlesworth .... production logo designer
Dan Collins .... production assistant
Barbara Conte .... production assistant
Billy Crawford .... production assistant (as Billy A. Crawford)
Paul Cremo .... production assistant
Valerie Davis .... assistant to executive producer
Caren Deitch .... assistant to executive producer
James Ellis .... script supervisor
Lisa Grace Erndt .... production assistant (as Lisa Erndt)
Caren Franklin .... executive assistant
Dolly Hall .... assistant to producer
Tina Klein .... promotions coordinator
Richard Klompus .... production assistant (as Rich Klompus)
Paul Kramer .... production assistant
Daniel Lupi .... unit coordinator
Raymond López .... production assistant
Thomas Muse .... production assistant (as Tom Muse)
Sean Noonan .... assistant: Mr. Lancaster
Denise Pinckley .... supervising office coordinator
Neil Robinson .... dialogue coach: Mr. Lancaster
Susan Sloan .... nurse
Max Snow .... post-production auditor
Susan Stadler .... teacher
Daniel Sykes .... production assistant
Jimmy Vestal .... assistant unit coordinator
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Gerry Ferrara .... projectionist (uncredited)
Ken Halsband .... production assistant (uncredited)
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Cinematic debuts of Macaulay Culkin, Angela Goethals, and Sara Rue.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Rolo Rockwell:What do you mean you've got directors block? Who do you think you are? Nic Ray?See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Eccentric but entertaining, 5 March 2006
Author: leftyguns2 from Woodbridge Twp NJ

Rocket Gibraltar was definitely a film in a class of it's own. It is the story of an aging patriarch brilliantly played by Burt Lancaster, a formerly blacklisted poet, and widower , his children, and grandchildren who gather to pay homage to him for a birthday. The interesting thing is how eccentric they all were. What I found most interesting was the way the characters were portrayed. This is one of the few films in which almost every character is portrayed in detail. Among them is the Suzi Amis character. She is portrayed as a bit of a libertine, a part that she plays with style and flair. The grandchildren however steal the film. The way those kids were able to dominate the film was a true work of genius on the part of the director/s. The ending to the film which I will not describe is truly a grand finale. The film is quite entertaining, leaning a bit towards a black comedy.

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