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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) (8 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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Sun-A-Rise
Written by Rolf Harris and Harry Butler
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A character with a lot of stories
19 October 2014 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

An upbeat and informative documentary about the life of a man who's done a lot of sex, drugs and managing rock & roll. He appears to have rubbed shoulders with so many celebrities, but still remains down to earth. I'm sure he has a 1001 stories to tell,some in the film are really interesting. I think Shep would make a great pick for the old fantasy dinner party scenario.

I was engrossed by his journey and the unpretentious honesty of his very interesting life, a true opportunist and marketeer who appears to remain steadfastly loyal to those around him. A funny documentary very different from so many before, loved the graphic reconstructions and the narrations transposed on these, thoroughly entertaining, I learned and laughed a lot.


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