"Rocket City Rednecks" was an American television show that focuses on engineering.
The show is set in Huntsville, Alabama (known as "Rocket City" for its historic contributions to the American space program), and features Travis Taylor, three of his relatives, and his best friend. All five cast members are highly educated but, when not working on technical matters, play the part of stereotypical "rednecks" and use their advanced knowledge to solve "real world" problems (such as creating a rocket that uses moonshine as fuel).
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Rockets Redglare (May 8, 1949 – May 28, 2001) was an American character actor and stand-up comedian. He appeared in over 30 films in the 1980s and 1990s, including a number of independent films, and mainstream films such as After Hours (1984) and Desperately Seeking Susan (1985).
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From 1970 to 1974, Morra spent time at Kinsman Hall, a drug rehab first located in Hauppauge, New York (early 1968) then moving to Hillsdale, New York (late 1968) and eventually went to its new facility located in Jackman, Maine (mid 1970). He entered the program as a resident and moved up the ranks to be employed as a staff member reaching the position of Assistant Residential Director before leaving to return home to New York. In the late 1970s, Morra spent most of his time in the East Village, where he “became a permanent fixture in the punk and porno film scenes.” Morra worked as bouncer at the East Village “Red Bar,” as a roadie for a band called The Hassles (with a young Billy Joel), and acted as a bodyguard and drug supplier to punk rock bassist Sid Vicious and artist-musician Jean-Michel Basquiat. The night Sid Vicious allegedly killed his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, Morra had delivered forty capsules of Dilaudid to the couple's room at the Chelsea Hotel. In his book, Pretty Vacant: A History of Punk, Phil Strongman states that he believes Redglare was Nancy Spungen's killer. Morra began doing stand up comedy routines at East Village bars such as Pyramid and Club 57 in his own show called Taxi Cabaret, and he also did performance art. He made his acting debut in the 1985 Eric Mitchell film The Way It Is, also known as Euridice on the Avenues, a film whose cast also included Steve Buscemi and Vincent Gallo (who also composed the soundtrack). Later that year, he appeared in the Jim Jarmusch film Stranger Than Paradise. He was often cast as a rough or seedy character, which echoed his real-life upbringing and drug addiction problems.
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