Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Cape Canaveral in Florida (now Cape Kennedy) has long been the home of the U.S. space program. However, this documentary features a different kind of space, to wit: three "space cases," or highly eccentric people who lived near Cape Canaveral in the late 1970s. Each of them seems to present a bottomless well of oddities, beginning with "Papa John," a geriatric leader of a motorcycle gang who gives vent to his own personalized theology at a local church and also plays the piano there. Mary is a small-time local reporter who covers everything which is in the remotest way newsworthy on the NASA site, and she is busy trying to make a profit by recycling leftover space debris. Finally, Willy, an area businessman given to making racist statements, has a part-time job as a clown on a local children's TV show.
clown, gangster, motorcycle, racism, reporter, theology