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Forgotten on the Bayou: Rockey's Mission to the White House (2007)

On August 29, 2005, Rockey Vaccarella rode out Hurricane Katrina on his roof by holding on to a rope for 4 hours. Rockey and his family lost everything but he refused to give up. Nearly one... See full summary »

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Steven Scaffidi

Writer:

Steven Scaffidi
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George W. Bush ... Himself
Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina ... Herself
Richard Remppel ... Himself
Rockey Vaccarella Rockey Vaccarella ... Himself
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On August 29, 2005, Rockey Vaccarella rode out Hurricane Katrina on his roof by holding on to a rope for 4 hours. Rockey and his family lost everything but he refused to give up. Nearly one year after surviving the worst natural disaster in the history of America, Rockey set out on a mission to deliver a message to the President of the United States. Even when most people thought he was crazy, Rockey hooked up his FEMA trailer and journeyed from Louisiana to the White House. By the time he arrived in the nation's capitol, Rockey had captured the attention of America and much of the world. FORGOTTEN ON THE BAYOU is the true story of an unforgettable man who believes that anything is possible. Written by Steven Scaffidi

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Hurricane Katrina has met her match and his name is Rockey.

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USA

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English

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1 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Ghost Rider Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Rockey's Mission to Gives Hope to Everyone
20 August 2007 | by niagoldSee all my reviews

This documentary is a great story of one man who refuses to give up, who refuses to take no for an answer and who takes his message of hope all the way to the White House. This film takes you on a ride of emotions from the devastation of Katrina as Rockey hangs on to a rope on his roof while riding out 150 mph winds to the exciting road trip as he tows his trailer to the White House. Who would have ever thought that this man from the "bayou" would get a nearly one hour one-on-one meeting with the President of the United States in the Oval Office! I laughed and I cried and I will never forget this beautiful film. This is the kind of story you want to watch again and again. It's a classic. Two thumbs way way up!


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