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Mayor of the Sunset Strip -- A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer
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26 March 2004 (USA) See more »
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A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Fun and freaky, sad but not weepy See more (25 total) »


  (in credits order)

Rodney Bingenheimer ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tori Amos ... Herself

Billie Joe Armstrong ... Himself (as Green Day)

Beck ... Himself
Jello Biafra ... Himself (archive footage)
Bing Bingenheimer ... Himself
Zelda Bingenheimer ... Herself
D.J. Bonebrake ... Himself

Sonny Bono ... Himself (archive footage)

David Bowie ... Himself
Leo Braudy ... Himself
Clem Burke ... Himself

Neve Campbell ... Herself

Belinda Carlisle ... Herself
Chris P. Carter ... Himself

Exene Cervenka ... Herself
Camille Chancery ... Herself

Cher ... Herself
Tre Cool ... Himself (as Green Day)

Alice Cooper ... Himself

Elvis Costello ... Himself

Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)

Cherie Currie ... Herself

Tony Curtis ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael Des Barres ... Himself
Pamela Des Barres ... Herself
Henry Diltz ... Himself
Dion DiMucci ... Himself (archive footage)

Mike Dirnt ... Himself (as Green Day)

John Doe ... Himself
Denny Doherty ... Himself (archive footage)

Micky Dolenz ... Himself (archive footage)

India Dupré ... Herself
John Easdale ... Himself

'Mama' Cass Elliot ... Herself (archive footage)

Corey Feldman ... Himself
Kim Fowley ... Himself
Liam Gallagher ... Himself

Noel Gallagher ... Himself

Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Herself
Leigh Gorman ... Himself
Jed 'The Fish' Gould ... Himself (as Jed the Fish)

Green Day ... Themselves

Deborah Harry ... Herself

George Hickenlooper ... Himself

William Holden ... Himself (archive footage)

Rock Hudson ... Himself (archive footage)

Mick Jagger ... Himself

Joan Jett ... Herself

David Johansen ... Himself (archive footage)

Davy Jones ... Himself

Kato Kaelin ... Himself

Liza Kumjian-Smith ... Herself

Janet Leigh ... Herself (archive footage)

John Lennon ... Himself (archive footage)

Jerry Lee Lewis ... Himself (archive footage)
Lance Loud ... Himself

Courtney Love ... Herself
Annabella Lwin ... Herself

John Lydon ... Himself (archive footage)

Ray Manzarek ... Himself

Johnny Marr ... Himself

Chris Martin ... Himself

Dean Martin ... Himself (archive footage)

Paul McCartney ... Himself
Miss Mercy ... Herself
Kramer Morgenthau ... Himself

Jim Morrison ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael Nesmith ... Himself (archive footage)

Yoko Ono ... Herself (archive footage)
John Phillips ... Himself (archive footage)

Mackenzie Phillips ... Herself

Michelle Phillips ... Herself (archive footage)
Poe ... Herself

Iggy Pop ... Himself (archive footage)

Monique Powell ... Herself

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)
Domenic Priore ... Himself
Joey Ramone ... Himself (archive footage)

Keanu Reeves ... Himself

Paul Reubens ... Himself
Linda Ronstadt ... Herself (archive footage)

Sherrie Rose ... Herself

Gavin Rossdale ... Himself (credit only)

David Lee Roth ... Himself (archive footage)

Brooke Shields ... Herself

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)

Nancy Sinatra ... Herself

Phil Spector ... Himself

Gwen Stefani ... Herself

Chris Stein ... Himself (archive footage)
Danny Sugerman ... Himself (as Danny Sugarman)
Peter Tork ... Himself (archive footage)

Pete Townshend ... Himself

Frankie Valli ... Himself (archive footage)

Edward Van Halen ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronald Vaughan ... Himself / Isadore Ivy:Spaceman-at-Large

Sid Vicious ... Himself (archive footage)

George Wendt ... Himself
Louise Wener ... Herself

Jane Wiedlin ... Herself (archive footage)

Brian Wilson ... Himself

Carnie Wilson ... Herself
Lisa Worden ... Herself
X. ... Themselves (as X)

Neil Young ... Himself

Rob Zombie ... Himself
Billy Zoom ... Himself
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Directed by
George Hickenlooper 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Hickenlooper  writer

Produced by
Christopher Paul Carter .... producer (as Chris Carter)
Julie Janata .... co-producer
Greg Little .... producer
Greg S. Little .... producer (as Greg Little)
Tommy Perna .... producer
Donald Zuckerman .... executive producer
Original Music by
Anthony Marinelli 
Cinematography by
Igor Meglic 
Kramer Morgenthau 
Film Editing by
Julie Janata 
Sound Department
Bruce Buehlman .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Burton .... sound mixer
Mike Chock .... supervising sound editor
Alexander Court .... first assistant sound editor
Mat Dennis .... sound recordist
Joseph R. Ekins .... sound mixer
Brian Riordan .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Geordy Sincavage .... foley mixer
Peter D. Lago .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexandra Buresch .... assistant camera
Mark Gutterud .... first assistant camera
Julie Janata .... additional cinematography
April Lanci-Leseur .... assistant camera (as April Lanci)
Paige Thomas .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
Katie Hedrich .... assistant editor
Eric O. Schusterman .... additional editor
Royce Smith .... color timer
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Music Department
Clint Bennett .... music mixer
Clint Bennett .... music producer
Clint Bennett .... music recordist
Chris P. Carter .... music supervisor
Christopher Paul Carter .... music supervisor
Anthony Marinelli .... music producer
Anthony Marinelli .... orchestrator
Charles Raggio .... music supervisor
Andrea von Foerster .... music coordinator
Other crew
Lori Beth Bernat .... research assistant
Liza Kumjian-Smith .... production coordinator: UK
Noni Tulk-Perna .... production assistant
Dan Williams .... senior video technician
India Dupré .... special thanks
Dee Dee Ramone .... thanks
Joey Ramone .... thanks
Paul Reubens .... thanks
Monte Robison .... special thanks
Phil Spector .... thanks

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Additional Details

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug references
Canada:94 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Mackenzie Phillips:We would spend hours getting ready but we would spend hours clipping our hair, hoping that we would look like mental patients.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Fun and freaky, sad but not weepy, 13 November 2004
Author: MovieMaven411 from Hollywood, CA

Nothing says more about LA or its much maligned Hit-Driven Radio than Rodney Bingenheimer.

He personally broadcast inspired musical choices on KROQ, his cutting edge decisions to play breakout bands, his warm dedication to Rock N' Roll in the face of fast cash that was always "within his grasp".

I think every young guy of 18-24 wants the "Rodney life". Babes, rock , free music, speedy lifestyle... wow--he had it all !!!

...but it all comes down to the thin brown ashes off the side of a boat in the English Channel. A rare naked moment for Rodney when he's finally "sending off" his Mother. All of a sudden, his edgy life feels empty.

In 1979, when I hit L.A. , Rodney on the ROCKS was the best Saturday night show on radio. What is really great, is that rare magic spikes comes through the classic Rock icon images like the pasty multiple facelifts of a monotone Nancy Sinatra, who can't move her lips.

In the '80's and 90's, his influence on generation(s) of young music fans was unparalleled. Mind you, he has the worst voice ever created for radio. Now, he's faded to a Doctor Demento cult figure that seems more tragic than I would like.

Rodney seems lost and now a little desperate around the edges.... (What does he do besides work 3 hours a week??)

The documentary is brilliant.... How many documentaries have a bad guy that you love to hate--- Kim Fowley-- the Human Canker Sore. (Mr. Fowley claims no drug use but keep inhaling and touching his nose?!? I suspect he might end up on a free guest spot for "Six Feet Under") I'm kinda glad to have NEVER met Kim Fowley in person. Even his video presence is a little freaky.

And... Rodney is never judgmental to anyone... probably a more human flaw when it comes to the Fowleys of this world.

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