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Searching for Sugar Man (2012) - Movie Details

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86 min.
Release Date
July 27, 2012 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
January 22, 2013 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
86 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug references

"Searching for Sugar Man" tells the incredible 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... Full synopsis »

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In the 1970's, a musician named Sixto Rodriguez released a few records that failed to resonate with American audiences. Meanwhile, in South Africa, his music came to signify the opposition to apartheid and he became more popular than Elvis and the Rolling Stones. Too bad he died before he could ever perform for his fans. Or did he? Full movie review »

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