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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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Beth Aala, Mike Myers
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Cast

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


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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:

$23,017, 8 June 2014

Gross USA:

$213,064

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$220,065
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Trivia

Although quite a colorful, larger-than-life character, Shep Gordon had real reservations about his life being chronicled on film and took a long time to be persuaded that such a move would be a good idea. His affection for Mike Myers won him over. See more »

Quotes

Steven Tyler: I'm spiritual: I'm an Aries with penis rising.
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Features Roadie (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Bossa Per Due
Written by Nicola Conte and Giovanni Lenoci
Performed by Nicola Conte
Courtesy of Edizioni Ishtar/Schema Records
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Mildly entertaining.
7 August 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a vaguely sad documentary about a high-powered Hollywood agent, Shep Gordon and it mostly is about why so many celebrities love him. Despite living a crazy lifestyle when he was younger and making a few morally questionable choices, the thrust of all this is that he IS a stand-up guy (a 'mensch') who does the right thing and lives by a higher moral code. Most of all, his clients and associates really like him and see him as a tremendously decent man. It's also a bit sad as although Gordon has an admirable life in many ways, he is wistful about now having a family of his own.

The bottom line is that this is a decent time-passer though I am not sure how much folks who AREN'T in show business will enjoy this. It's well made but the subject matter is only moderately interesting--mostly because his life and friends are so foreign to most viewers.


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