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A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer

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Through the glitter and the grunge, from The Monkees to Coldplay, Rodney Bingenheimer--a.k.a. Rodney on the ROQ--has reigned over the Los Angeles music scene for over two decades. A constantly evolving fixture as rock fan, journalist, promoter, club owner and radio DJ on KROQ, Bingenheimer has helped advance every adventurous rock mutation--California pop, glam, punk, goth, new wave, alternative--since he first hit the Sunset Strip during its psychedelic 1960s heyday. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug references | See all certifications »
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$21,722 (USA) (26 March 2004)

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$257,315 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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After making its world premiere as the Centerpiece Film of the 2003 IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival the movie sold to First Look Media and Lakeshore Entertainment for $1.3 million, making it the second highest selling documentary of all time, next to Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine (2002). See more »

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Michael Des Barres: [about Rodney's English Disco] The dance floor was as big as Pamela's coffee table but there was a VIP booth with one table in it. It was so cute, with like a velvet rope separating you from the other three people that were in the joint. The other three people happened to be Iggy Pop and Bowie and Elvis.
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As the credits roll pictures of Rodney's life, and appearances with his famous friends, are shown. See more »

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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Rodney on the ROQ
Written by Brian Wilson, Andy Paley
Performed by Brian Wilson
Used by permission of New Executive Music (BMI)/Twilite Tunes (SESAC)
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Correction
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a co-star in this movie I am duty-bound to make a correction, namely, that RODNEY was NOT dropped off at Connie Stevens' house by his mother. This was a fabrication introduced by the director, and voiced by Kim Fowley.

I agree with several people: the movie should be re-cut (it's possible, because the raw footage is still in storage) and the crap (the too- "dark" stuff) removed...and made much longer. So much was never seen...

and this was supposed to be a pro-RODNEY movie (and not an anti-Kim Fowley picture). It could have been a GREAT documentary instead of just a GOOD one...

Trivia: Originally, this movie was supposed to have been offered via Paramount Pictures. What would have happened IF it had, one wonders?


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