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Movie
2012
1h 25m
PG-13
English
Documentary, Music
User Score:
8.5
Critic Score:
87
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.
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Searching for Sugar Man

PG-13
Movie
2012
1h 25m
English
Documentary, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.
Rating
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CRITIC SCORE
87

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Cast

Dennis Coffey
Himself - Co-Producer, Cold Fact 19...
Rodriguez
Himself
Stephen Segerman
Himself - Record Shop Owner
Mike Theodore
Himself - Co-Producer, Cold Fact 19...
Regan Rodriguez
Herself - Rodriguez's Youngest Daug...
Sandra RodriguezKennedy
Herself - Rodriguez's Middle Daught...
Eva Rodriguez
Herself - Rodriguez's Eldest Daught...
Clarence Avant
Himself - Former Chairman of Motown...
Steve Rowland
Himself - Producer, Coming from Rea...
Malik Bendjelloul
Himself - Interviewer (uncredited)
Dan DiMaggio
Himself - Bartender, The Brewery
Jerome Ferretti
Himself - Bricklayer
Willem Mller
Himself - Musician
Craig Bartholomew Strydom
Himself - Music Journalist
Ilse Assmann
Herself - Former Apartheid Archivis...
Steve M Harris
Himself - Teal Trutone
Robbie Mann
Himself - RPM Records
Rick Emmerson
Himself - Construction Worker Colle...
Rian Malan
Himself - Journalist and Writer
Directed By: Malik Bendjelloul

Featured Comments/Tips

PopcornBucket says...
8 years ago
"I loved this documentary. They could have delved deeper in to the seedy lack of accountability shown by the record labels I feel."
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MellowB says...
3 years ago
"Thanks for keeping me alive! Damn."
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tayha says...
8 years ago
"Amazing soundtrack and very good story even though the director omitted crucial parts of the story."
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niallobr says...
8 years ago
"Different and inspiring!"
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Featured User Reviews

Andres Gomez
2 years ago
An interesting story in a well driven story and high quality cut.

However, it tries to be much more epic than what it actually is.
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Cavalli
one year ago
An unlikely and interesting story that is part historical, part investigation and ultimately satisfying. The historical backdrop of South Africa's dictatorship years and of the lack of communication it had with the outside world are key in understanding why this strange story could happen in the fir More
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