GenreComedy, Drama ScreenplayJohn Hughes WriterJohn Hughes LanguageEnglish
Release dateOctober 16, 1998 (1998-10-16) (United States) CastWilliam Sadler (Quinn), Alessandro Nivola (Robin), Bruce Norris (Ernie), Karen Sillas (Donna), Brooke Langton (Lise), Richard Hamilton (Ed) Similar moviesAlessandro Nivola appears in Reach the Rock and Junebug
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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.
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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.
William Sadler as Quinn
Alessandro Nivola as Robin
Bruce Norris as Ernie
Brooke Langton as Lise
Norman Reedus as Danny
Karen Sillas as Donna
Richard Hamilton as Ed
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.