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Director: George Hickenlooper     Starring: Bingenheimer,Rodney
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40243746
UPC: 687797104595
UPC 14: 00687797104595
Rating: Game Rating Code
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The story of music and fame through the eyes of world famous radio dj and pop impresario rodney bingenheimer and his friends featuring special live performances.
Editor's Note
THE MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP is a wildly entertaining ride through rock-and-roll history as seen through the eyes of one supremely distinct figure, Rodney Bingenheimer. Directed by acclaimed documentarian George Hickenlooper (HEARTS OF DARKNESS), the film examines the life of Los Angeles' "Mayor of Sunset Strip." Coming of age in LA in the 1960s, just as rock-and-roll was bursting onto the scene, Bingenheimer was obsessed with all things musical. Though not a successful musician himself, he nonetheless befriended rock's elite. In the 1970s, he opened up his own club, Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, which played host to luminaries such as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Marc Bolan. It was in 1976, however, when Rodney found his true calling. On his weekly radio show on KROQ, Bingenheimer introduced several of popular music's most celebrated voices to America--Blondie, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and The Smiths. Hickenlooper incorporates interviews with Bingenheimer and an endless parade of musicians, as well as a nearly unbelievable scrapbook of photos, to show just how closely connected Rodney was to the scene. A fascinating portrait of rock-and-roll's unsung hero, THE MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP also makes poignant commentary on the bizarre nature of celebrity and the infatuation it breeds.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: First Look Pictures
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/21/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 94 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 10459
Video UPC UPC: 00687797104595
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Coldplay - Featuring
Video Cast Info Courtney Love - Featuring
Video Cast Info David Bowie - Featuring
Video Cast Info George Hickenlooper - Director
Video Cast Info Green Day - Featuring
Video Cast Info Mick Jagger - Featuring
Video Cast Info No Doubt - Featuring
Video Cast Info Oasis - Featuring
Video Cast Info Rodney Bingenheimer - Featuring

Professional Reviews

Film Comment
"[I]nvigorated by moments of visual poetry and gnarly interpersonal ethics..." 03/01/2004 p.71-2

Entertainment Weekly
"[A] psychological study of what happens when the good times end." 08/20/2004 p. 111

"Moving." 07/01/2005 p.142

"The story of Rodney Bingenheimer is as strange, scary and kinky as the allure of Los Angeles..." 07/01/2005 p.134

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Bingenheimer,Rodney
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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