Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

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On the occasion of wealthy patriarch Burt Lancaster's 77th birthday, his Long Island home is invaded by well-meaning family members. Lancaster is bored by the well-meaning interference of his grown children, but he thrives on the company of his grandchildren, especially 5-year-old Macaulay Culkin (in a terrific pre-star performance). To the kids, Lancaster reveals what he really wants as a birthday present: an old-fashioned Viking funeral! From this point on, the ending of Rocket Gibraltar is a "done deal", but getting there is all the fun. A superb, hand-picked cast--including Suzy Amis, Sinead Cusack, John Glover, Bill Pullman and Kevin Spacey -does full justice to Amos Poe's whimsical, often deeply touching script.
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy , Drama
Directed By: Daniel Petrie
Written By: Amos Poe
In Theaters: wide
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Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Cast

Burt Lancaster
as Levi Rockwell
Suzy Amis
as Aggie Rockwell
Patricia Clarkson
as Rose Black
Frances Conroy
as Ruby Hanson
Sinead Cusack
as Amanda `Billi' Rockwell
John Glover
as Rolo Rockwell
Bill Pullman
as Crow Black
Kevin Spacey
as Dwayne Hanson
John Bell
as Orson Rockwell
Nicky Bronson
as Max Hanson
Dan Corkill
as Kane Rockwell
Daniel Bryan Corkill
as Kane Rockwell
Macaulay Culkin
as Cy Blue Black
Angela Goethals
as Dawn Black
Sara Goethals
as Flora Rockwell
Emily Poe
as Emily Rockwell
Sara Rue
as Jessica Hanson
George Martin
as Dr. Bonacker
James McDaniel
as Policeman
David Hyde Pierce
as Monsieur Henri
Renée Coleman
as Waitress
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All Critics (2)

Passes for a sunny family value film that yearns for a simpler time when large extended families gathered together and made nice to each other.

Full Review… | August 31, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Unusual, worthwhile and emotionally affecting film.

Full Review… | July 9, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Rocket Gibraltar

Caught this one on TV years ago and I forgot exactly what it was that made me and Jim Genrich reference and laugh about this but whatever it was it was funny. Didnt they try and make a boat or something. Regardless this is forgettable and sucks

Rodney Eckrich
Rodney Eckrich
½

For a movie with Kevin Spacey and Macaulay Culkin, this sure is boring. Just look at the cover. Watching the final scene on it's own is quite disturbing.

Andrew Bjorklund
Andrew Bjorklund

A little slow but touching story of the bond between a grandfather and his family. The cast is first rate but its Burt Lancaster who walks off with the film. In his last lead performance he offers a beautifully detailed and gentle performance of a man facing the end with only one wish.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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