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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

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The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

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In his directorial debut, Mike Myers documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed rock stars such as Pink Floyd, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass and Alice Cooper, and later went on to manage chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, ushering in the era of celebrity chefs on television. Stuffed with fantastic archive footage the film traces Shep's transformation from the 1970's hedonist to today's practicing Buddhist yearning for a family of his own. Written by Anonymous

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Meet the Man Who Invented Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll


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Rated R for language, some sexual references, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »
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6 June 2014 (USA)  »

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Supermensch - Wer ist Shep Gordon?  »

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$21,060 (USA) (6 June 2014)

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$212,701 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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Mike Myers has been trying to persuade Shep Gordon to let him tell his story for over 20 years, having first encountered him on the set of Wayne's World (1992). See more »

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Steven Tyler: I'm spiritual: I'm an Aries with penis rising.
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Features How to Boil Water (1993) See more »

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Desperado
Written by Michael Bruce and Alice Cooper
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Couldn't Happen To A Nicer Guy
7 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about entertainment manager Shep Gordon, who got his start by agreeing to manage (and, 43 years later, continues to manage) Alice Cooper. He also manages others, and this documentary goes through his life. You hear from people who you don't see commenting in films often, like Michael Douglas, Mike Myers (who also directed) Alice Cooper himself. It glosses over many things, there are no scandals, no moments of jaw dropping revelation, just the story of a man looking back at his career mostly with a smile. The most poignant part of the film are the parts involving the late Teddy Pendergrass, but there is also commentary from an ex's grandkids, whom Shep has all but adopted. Although now semi-retired and living in paradise in Maui, he still sees people all the time. Again, nothing scandalous, just a mostly straight forward telling of a man who mucked through the entertainment industry and still comes out of it well loved and admired. I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the subject, but it really is refreshing to watch a documentary about someone who hasn't been anything but a good person and who is held in high esteem by his friends and colleagues.


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