Reach the Rock

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Reach the Rock
Poster of the movie Reach the Rock.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William Ryan
Produced by John Hughes
Written by John Hughes
Starring William Sadler
Alessandro Nivola
Bruce Norris
Karen Sillas
Distributed by Gramercy Pictures
Release dates
  • October 16, 1998 (1998-10-16) (United States)
Running time
100 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $4,960

Reach the Rock is a 1998 American comedy drama film directed by William Ryan and starring William Sadler and Alessandro Nivola. It was written and produced by John Hughes.


A small-town troublemaker (Alessandro Nivola), directionless and alienated, ends up spending a night in a jail cell, where he and the police chief (William Sadler) engage in a battle of wills and wit.



The soundtrack featured a compilation of Chicago-based Post-Rock artists, among them Tortoise and associated acts Bundy K. Brown, The Sea and Cake and John McEntire. It was released on Hefty Records, a label owned and operated by John Hughes III, the son of Reach the Rock screenwriter John Hughes. The film gets its title from a song, by the band Havana 3am.


Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 38% based on reviews from 8 critics.[1]


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