Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: June 29, 2012
Summary: Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Discovered in a Detroit bar in the late '60s by two celebrated producers struck by his soulful melodies and prophetic lyrics, they recorded an album which they believed would secure his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his generation. In fact, the album bombed and the singer disappeared into obscurity amid rumors of a gruesome on-stage suicide. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Runtime: 86 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug references
Official Site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/searchingforsugarman/
Production: Red Box Films
Genres: Biography, Music, Documentary
Countries: UK, Sweden
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jan 22, 2013
Director Credit
Malik Bendjelloul Director
Principal Cast Credit
Rodriguez Himself
Cast Credit
Clarence Avant Himself
Dennis Coffey Himself
Eva Rodriguez Herself
Malik Bendjelloul Himself
Mike Theodore Himself
Regan Rodriguez Herself
Sandra Rodriguez-Kennedy Herself
Steve Rowland Himself
Producer Credit
George Chignell Co-Producer
John Battsek Executive Producer
Nicole Stott Co-Producer
Simon Chinn Producer