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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.

Directors:

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

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Supermensch - Wer ist Shep Gordon? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,060, 8 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$212,701, 15 August 2014
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Color
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Steven Tyler: I'm spiritual: I'm an Aries with penis rising.
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Connections

Features Koyaanisqatsi (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hammock Song
Written by Matthew Swalinkavich
Performed by Makana
Courtesy of Makana Music LLC
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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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