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

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Beth Aala, Mike Myers
3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shep Gordon ... Self
Alice Cooper ... Self
Anne Murray ... Self
Robert Ezrin ... Self - Record Producer (as Bob Ezrin)
Mike Myers ... Self
Patricia Barson Patricia Barson ... Self - Shep's Cousin (as Patty)
Michael Douglas ... Self
Sylvester Stallone ... Self
Tom Arnold ... Self
Willie Nelson ... Self
Fab 5 Freddy ... Self (as Fab Five Freddy)
Teddy Pendergrass ... Self (archive footage)
Emeril Lagasse ... Self
Steven Tyler ... Self
Sammy Hagar ... Self
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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 See more »


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Rated R for language, some sexual references, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »
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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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Connections

Features Wayne's World (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Juju
Written by Dennis Dunaway
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Outstanding documentary
22 May 2015 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Outstanding documentary.

The story of Shep Gordon, a man who, while a brilliant agent in the entertainment industry, is relatively unknown to most people, despite exerting incredible influence in the music and movie industries. Moreover, his personality goes against the image we have of agents, in that he is not just about the money but shows genuine compassion and friendship.

The amount of stars in his sphere of influence, and as friends, is amazing.

Incredibly well made by Mike Myers, in his directorial debut. He painstaking compiled stills and footage of Gordon for the movie. Some scenes are dramatized but these are generally very humorously done, giving the movie an (appropriate) light-hearted tone.

Not just a story of a man, pretty much a "how to" manual on publicity. He was a genius at marketing.

Surely one of the best documentaries ever made.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supermensch See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,017, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$213,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$220,065
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