Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mike Myers
Produced by Mike Myers
Starring Shep Gordon
Cinematography Michael Pruitt-Bruun
Edited by Joseph Krings
A&E IndieFilms
Nomoneyfun Films
Distributed by RADiUS-TWC
Release date
  • September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) (TIFF)
  • June 6, 2014 (2014-06-06) (United States)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $220,065[1]

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon is a 2013 American documentary film about talent manager Shep Gordon, produced and directed by Mike Myers in his directorial debut.[2] The film is the account of Gordon's career and his clients such as Alice Cooper, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass, and Pink Floyd. The film also addresses Gordon's personal life and his interest in cooking, producing films, and his Buddhist beliefs.

The film was screened in the Gala Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.[3] It won the audience award for best documentary at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival,[4] and also screened at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.[5] It was released theatrically on June 6, 2014.[6]



Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon received generally positive reviews upon its release. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 76% based on reviews from 67 critics. The site's critical consensus reads: "Its unabashedly positive tone may strike some viewers as disingenuous, but even if Supermensch doesn't tell the whole story, it's an undeniably entertaining one."[7] Metacritic gives the film a score of 64/100 based on reviews from 26 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8] David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter described Myers's film as a "sloppy kiss on an entertainment industry maverick" and called it "brisk", "entertaining", and "somewhat scattered".[9] Similarly, Mark Adams of Screen Daily described the work as "warm-hearted", "enjoyably fluffy", and "a genially non-critical film that leaves audiences with a smile".[10]

Shep's clients[edit]

The documentary ends listing Shep's clients which is a testament to his personality and success. They are as follows: Alice Cooper, Anne Murray, Ben Vereen, Blondie, Burton Cummings, The Calloways, Celestino Drago, Charlie Trotter, Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook, Daniel Boulud. Dean Fearing, Emeril Lagasse, Frankie Valli, Gary Wright, George Clinton, Gipsy Kings, Groucho Marx, Jean Luc Ponty, Jimmy Schmidt, Johnny Clegg, Jonathan Waxman, Kenny Loggins, King Sunny Ade, Larry Forgione, Lisa Fischer, Luther Vandross, Lydia Shire, Majek Fashek, Mark Ellman, Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger, Maurice White, Maxi Priest, Michel Nischan, Mtume, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Nobu Matuhisa, Peter Merriman, Piero Salvaggio, Raquel Welch, Renee Loux, Rick James, Robert Del Grande, Roger Dikon, Roger Verge, Roy Choi, Roy Yamaguchi, Sam Choy, Sarah Miles, Stephanie Mills, Teddy Pendergrass, Wolfgang Puck, Alan Wong, and Yvonne Elliman.


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