Rockets Redglare! (2004)

Rockets Redglare!
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords bio
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Luis Fernandez de la Reguera Director n/a 2 2000001
Luis Fernandez de la Reguera Narrator n/a 120790 1000008
Luis Fernandez de la Reguera Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mathieu Hagnery Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Mathieu Hagnery Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nick Zedd Actor Himself 1 1000007
Julian Schnabel Actor Himself 1 1000006
Steve Buscemi Actor Himself 1 1000002
Jim Jarmusch Actor Himself 1 1000003
Matt Dillon Actor Himself 1 1000004
Willem Dafoe Actor Himself 1 1000005
Rockets Redglare Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Bellvue Hospital, May 8, 1949. Agnes Tarrulli Morra, a 15-year-old heroin addict, gives birth to Michael Morra. Addicted in utero they added an opiate derivitive to his formula to ease the pain of heroin withdrawal. This was his first of countless detoxes during his lifetime. His father and uncle were career criminals. After his father was deported to Italy, his mother took up with a junkie ex-boxer who beat him and his mother on a regular basis. Eventually, he murdered Michael's mother. Rockets went on to become bodyguard and drug dealer to members of The Sex Pistols and Jean Michel Basquiat, among others. He has appeared in over 30 films, including "Stranger Than Paradise", "Talk Radio" and "Trees Lounge". His off-screen performances are just as legendary. He has traveled through some of the darkest worlds of decadence that have ever existed in New York City and struggles to find humor and dignity within. He fights daily to remake himself which is proving to be his ultimate battle.
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