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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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Emily Rockwell
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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
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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 »

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[the kids see Cy Blue running back to Levi's house]
Jessica Hanson: What's that little turd up to now?
Max Hanson: He's just weird.
Dawn Black: Blue's got this thing. He's psychotic.
Kane Rockwell: Definitley.
Dawn Black: No, I mean he's psychic. He knows stuff.
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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I Can't Explain
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by David Bowie
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sweet and engaging
3 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

this heart felt film is well worth watching. the simple script is full of characters any family will recognize, it is lifted by the talents of a huge ensemble of incredibly talented actors. while the film is carried by the soon-to-be lauded adult actors, the children add completely uncommented truth. the combination of the two drives the film into your heart. watch it if only for the glimpse of Kevin Spacey, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy, Burt Lacaster, Bill Pullman, even a fresh faced Macaulay Culkin. a must see, especially for those big east coast families of beach summer traditions. watch it with the whole family, but be warned the heart wrenching ending may catch you by surprise


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