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Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

PG | | Drama | 2 September 1988 (USA)
An old patriarch unites all members of his family for his birthday, but the group of people are full of personal and social problems.

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writer:

Amos Poe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 John Bell ... Orson Rockwell
Nicky Bronson Nicky Bronson ... Max Hanson
Danny Corkill ... Kane Rockwell (as Dan Corkill)
Macaulay Culkin ... Cy Blue Black
Angela Goethals ... Dawn Black
Sara Goethals Sara Goethals ... Flora Rockwell
Emily Poe ... Emily Rockwell
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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One unforgettable weekend, one family met some remarkable, crazy, loving people. Each other.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Amos Poe was originally signed to direct this movie based on his script but he was fired because of cost overruns. 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

Referenced in What We Did on Our Holiday (2014) See more »

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Don't Explain
Written by Arthur Herzog Jr. and Billie Holiday
Performed by Billie Holiday
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a fine movie indeed
13 October 2005 | by easyaspi_ctSee all my reviews

I too came across this little gem while channel hopping late one night. After watching fro a few minutes, i was into it.

This movie put me on to Billie Holiday. The old man lies on his bed, listening to a voice that had me enraptured. I almost wished the movie would end so that i could find out who the singer was.

Since then, Billie has been on the top of my list of female vocalists...perhaps her contribution to the movie alone should score it a few points?

That aside though, the movie is worth watching. Sometimes it takes the "innocence" or rather the openness of children to show us what is important in life


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocket Gibraltar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$60,523, 4 September 1988

Gross USA:

$187,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,349
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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