Rocket Gibraltar

Rocket Gibraltar
Directed by Daniel Petrie
Produced by Geoffrey Mayo
Robert Fisher
Written by Amos Poe
Starring Burt Lancaster
Suzy Amis
Patricia Clarkson
Frances Conroy
Sinead Cusack
John Glover
Bill Pullman
Kevin Spacey
Music by Andrew Powell
Cinematography Jost Vacano
Edited by Melody London
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • September 2, 1988 (1988-09-02)
Running time
99 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $187,349

Rocket Gibraltar is a 1988 American drama film released directed by Daniel Petrie, and stars Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, Kevin Spacey and Macaulay Culkin in his film debut.


Levi Rockwell is a retired, widowed Hollywood screenwriter and patriarch who reunites his entire family at his Long Island estate for his 77th birthday, but personal and social problems abound. His four children, son Rolo, and daughters Ruby, Rose and Aggie arrive, along with their spouses and children, to help him celebrate his 77th birthday. During the course of the family reunion, Levi's health begins to fail and he passes on a sentimental request that he be given a 'Viking Funeral' after his death. With his adult children consumed by their own personal worries, the grandchildren honors Levi's last wishes.


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