Rocket Gibraltar

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Rocket Gibraltar
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Directed by Daniel Petrie
Produced by Geoffrey Mayo
Robert Fisher
Written by Amos Poe
Starring Burt Lancaster
Patricia Clarkson
Macaulay Culkin
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 an American film released in 1988, directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Burt Lancaster, Patricia Clarkson and Macaulay Culkin (in his first film). Lancaster stars as Levi Rockwell, an aging patriarch who reunites his entire family at his Long Island estate for his 77th birthday, but personal and social problems abound.



Levi Rockwell (Burt Lancaster) is a retired, widowed Hollywood screenwriter. His four children, son Rolo (John Glover) and daughters Ruby (Frances Conroy), Rose (Patricia Clarkson) and Aggie (Suzy Amis) 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, it is up to the grandchildren to honor Levi's last wishes.

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