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Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Bingenheimer ... Self
Exene Cervenka ... Self
John Doe ... Self
X X ... Themselves
Chris P. Carter Chris P. Carter ... Self - Dramarama (as Chris Carter)
Courtney Love ... Self - Hole
Gwen Stefani ... Self - No Doubt
Brooke Shields ... Self
Kim Fowley Kim Fowley ... Self - Record Producer
Brian Wilson ... Self - The Beach Boys
Alice Cooper ... Self
Michael Des Barres ... Self - Silverhead
Pamela Des Barres ... Self - Author, 'I'm With the Band'
Monique Powell Monique Powell ... Self
Keanu Reeves ... Self


Through the glitter and the grunge, from The Monkees to Coldplay, Rodney Bingenheimer--a.k.a. Rodney on the ROQ--has reigned over the Los Angeles music scene for over two decades. A constantly evolving fixture as rock fan, journalist, promoter, club owner and radio DJ on KROQ, Bingenheimer has helped advance every adventurous rock mutation--California pop, glam, punk, goth, new wave, alternative--since he first hit the Sunset Strip during its psychedelic 1960s heyday. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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One unlikely man made America listen. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug references | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


This film shows bits and pieces of his childhood home in Mountain View CA. Rodney still maintains that home. The car in the driveway is his mom's. You can identify it by the KROQ sticker on the bumper. See more »


Michael Des Barres: [about Rodney's English Disco] The dance floor was as big as Pamela's coffee table but there was a VIP booth with one table in it. It was so cute, with like a velvet rope separating you from the other three people that were in the joint. The other three people happened to be Iggy Pop and Bowie and Elvis.
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Crazy Credits

As the credits roll pictures of Rodney's life, and appearances with his famous friends, are shown. See more »


Features Hullabaloo (1965) See more »


Sick Again
Written by Jimmy Page (as James Patrick Page), Robert Plant (as R.A. Plant)
Performed by Led Zeppelin
Used by permission of Flames of Albion Music Inc.
c/o WB Music Corp.
c/o Warner Chappell Music Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Swan Song/Atlantic Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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31 July 2005 | by ronaldwvaughanSee all my reviews

As a co-star in this movie I am duty-bound to make a correction, namely, that RODNEY was NOT dropped off at Connie Stevens' house by his mother. This was a fabrication introduced by the director, and voiced by Kim Fowley.

I agree with several people: the movie should be re-cut (it's possible, because the raw footage is still in storage) and the crap (the too- "dark" stuff) removed...and made much longer. So much was never seen...

and this was supposed to be a pro-RODNEY movie (and not an anti-Kim Fowley picture). It could have been a GREAT documentary instead of just a GOOD one...

Trivia: Originally, this movie was supposed to have been offered via Paramount Pictures. What would have happened IF it had, one wonders?

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Release Date:

26 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,722, 28 March 2004

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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