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D Mike Myers | USA, 2013
Tags: Documentary, First Timers, Music, Star Power

"Overflowing with better anecdotes than you could hear in two decades of dinner parties, this is some of the most fun I have had at the movies in ages." – Huffington Post

Shep Gordon was a casual drug dealer whose job caused him to collide with the music world in strange ways: he became the legendary manager of Alice Cooper, Pink Floyd and Blondie, and masterminded some of the music world's most notorious stage antics. He lived the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll life to the extreme (while also being a close friend of the Dalai Lama and inventing the ‘celebrity chef' concept!), earning a reputation as a hedonist who could be sweet and generous beyond compare.

Featuring contributions from Michael Douglas, Sylvester Stallone, Willie Nelson and more, this is the directorial debut of comedian Mike Myers, who spent 20 years trying to get Gordon's blessing to make a documentary about him.

"A strong first outing from Myers that plays like that one round of drinks that gets everyone telling stories at the end of a boozy night." – The Playlist

D Mike Myers P Beth Aala Dist Vendetta Films TD DCP/2013

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