Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
7.0/ 10 (1074 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug references

Production Company
Caldera Productions [us]
Kino-Eye American
Perna Productions [us]
Question Mark Productions [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 17 June 2003
(Canada) - 5 September 2003
(USA) - 18 October 2003
(USA) - 21 February 2004
(Greece) - 17 March 2004

Running Time

You Should Have Been There ... One unlikely man made America listen.

band, celebrity, d.j., eccentric, enigma, hollywood, independent-film, interview, music-industry, music-promoter, musician, photograph, retrospective,

Technical Support
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Armstrong, Billie Joe as (as Green Day) [Himself]
  2. Beck (I) as [Himself]
  3. Biafra, Jello as (archive footage) [Himself]
  4. Bingenheimer, Bing as [Himself]
  5. Bingenheimer, Rodney as [Himself] <1>
  6. Bonebrake, D.J. as [Himself]
  7. Bono, Sonny as (archive footage) [Himself]
  8. Bowie, David as [Himself]
  9. Braudy, Leo as [Himself]
  10. Burke, Clem as [Himself]
  11. Carter, Chris P. as [Himself]
  12. Cool, Tre (I) as (as Green Day) [Himself]
  13. Cooper, Alice (I) as [Himself]
  14. Costello, Elvis as [Himself]
  15. Crosby, Bing as (archive footage) [Himself]
  16. Curtis, Tony (I) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  17. Des Barres, Michael as [Himself]
  18. Diltz, Henry as [Himself]
  19. DiMucci, Dion as (archive footage) [Himself]
  20. Dirnt, Mike as (as Green Day) [Himself]
  21. Doe, John (I) as [Himself]
  22. Doherty, Denny as (archive footage) [Himself]
  23. Dolenz, Micky as (archive footage) [Himself]
  24. Easdale, John as [Himself]
  25. Feldman, Corey as [Himself]
  26. Fowley, Kim as [Himself]
  27. Gallagher, Liam as [Himself]
  28. Gallagher, Noel (II) as [Himself]
  29. Gorman, Leigh as [Himself]
  30. Gould, Jed The Fish as (as Jed the Fish) [Himself]
  31. Green Day as [Themselves]
  32. Hickenlooper, George as [Himself]
  33. Holden, William (I) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  34. Hudson, Rock as (archive footage) [Himself]
  35. Jagger, Mick as [Himself]
  36. Johansen, David as (archive footage) [Himself]
  37. Jones, Davy (I) as [Himself]
  38. Kaelin, Kato as [Himself]
  39. Lennon, John (I) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  40. Lewis, Jerry Lee as (archive footage) [Himself]
  41. Loud, Lance as [Himself]
  42. Lydon, John (I) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  43. Manzarek, Ray as [Himself]
  44. Marr, Johnny (I) as [Himself]
  45. Martin, Chris (XI) as [Himself]
  46. Martin, Dean (I) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  47. McCartney, Paul as [Himself]
  48. Morgenthau, Kramer as [Himself]
  49. Morrison, Jim (I) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  50. Nesmith, Michael as (archive footage) [Himself]
  51. Phillips, John (II) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  52. Pop, Iggy as (archive footage) [Himself]
  53. Presley, Elvis as (archive footage) [Himself]
  54. Priore, Domenic as [Himself]
  55. Ramone, Joey as (archive footage) [Himself]
  56. Reeves, Keanu as [Himself]
  57. Reubens, Paul as [Himself]
  58. Rossdale, Gavin as (credit only) [Himself]
  59. Roth, David Lee as (archive footage) [Himself]
  60. Sinatra, Frank as (archive footage) [Himself]
  61. Spector, Phil as [Himself]
  62. Stein, Chris as (archive footage) [Himself]
  63. Sugerman, Danny as (as Danny Sugarman) [Himself]
  64. Tork, Peter as (archive footage) [Himself]
  65. Townshend, Pete as [Himself]
  66. Valli, Frankie as (archive footage) [Himself]
  67. Van Halen, Edward as (archive footage) [Himself]
  68. Vaughan, Ronald as [Himself/Isadore Ivy:Spaceman-at-Large]
  69. Vicious, Sid (I) as (archive footage) [Himself]
  70. Wendt, George (I) as [Himself]
  71. Wilson, Brian (I) as [Himself]
  72. X. as (as X) [Themselves]
  73. Young, Neil (I) as [Himself]
  74. Zombie, Rob as [Himself]
  75. Zoom, Billy (I) as [Himself]
  76. Amos, Tori as [Herself]
  77. Bingenheimer, Zelda as [Herself]
  78. Campbell, Neve as [Herself]
  79. Carlisle, Belinda as [Herself]
  80. Cervenka, Exene as [Herself]
  81. Chancery, Camille as [Herself]
  82. Cher (I) as [Herself]
  83. Currie, Cherie as [Herself]
  84. Des Barres, Pamela as [Herself]
  85. Dupré, India as [Herself]
  86. Elliot, Mama Cass as (archive footage) [Herself]
  87. Gellar, Sarah Michelle as [Herself]
  88. Harry, Deborah (I) as [Herself]
  89. Jett, Joan as [Herself]
  90. Kumjian-Smith, Liza as [Herself]
  91. Leigh, Janet as (archive footage) [Herself]
  92. Love, Courtney as [Herself]
  93. Lwin, Annabella as [Herself]
  94. Mercy, Miss as [Herself]
  95. Ono, Yoko (I) as (archive footage) [Herself]
  96. Phillips, Mackenzie as [Herself]
  97. Phillips, Michelle (I) as (archive footage) [Herself]
  98. Poe as [Herself]
  99. Powell, Monique as [Herself]
  100. Ronstadt, Linda as (archive footage) [Herself]
  101. Shields, Brooke as [Herself]
  102. Sinatra, Nancy (I) as [Herself]
  103. Stefani, Gwen as [Herself]
  104. Wener, Louise as [Herself]
  105. Wiedlin, Jane as (archive footage) [Herself]
  106. Wilson, Carnie as [Herself]
  107. Worden, Lisa as [Herself]


  1. Biography
  2. Documentary
  3. Music

Full Plot

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. Sujit R. Varma Plot not found

Total Business

GR: USD 257,315 (USA) (6 June 2004) GR: USD 255,794 (USA) (30 May 2004) GR: USD 250,864 (USA) (23 May 2004) GR: USD 243,911 (USA) (16 May 2004) GR: USD 231,134 (USA) (9 May 2004) GR: USD 201,315 (USA) (2 May 2004) GR: USD 169,078 (USA) (25 April 2004) GR: USD 141,447 (USA) (18 April 2004) GR: USD 98,909 (USA) (11 April 2004) GR: USD 51,455 (USA) (4 April 2004) GR: USD 21,722 (USA) (28 March 2004) OW: USD 21,722 (USA) (28 March 2004) (7 screens) WG: USD 1,256 (USA) (6 June 2004) (4 screens) WG: USD 870 (USA) (30 May 2004) (3 screens) WG: USD 5,775 (USA) (23 May 2004) (9 screens) WG: USD 3,822 (USA) (16 May 2004) (9 screens) WG: USD 15,215 (USA) (9 May 2004) (18 screens) WG: USD 25,259 (USA) (2 May 2004) (18 screens) WG: USD 16,081 (USA) (25 April 2004) (12 screens) WG: USD 24,363 (USA) (18 April 2004) (17 screens) WG: USD 37,060 (USA) (11 April 2004) (16 screens) WG: USD 19,521 (USA) (4 April 2004) (7 screens) WG: USD 21,722 (USA) (28 March 2004) (7 screens)

Movie Certificate

14A (Canada)(Ontario)
M (Australia)
15A (Ireland)
15 (UK)

Music Composers

  1. Marinelli, Anthony (I)


Astro Distribution [de] - (2007) (Germany) (DVD)
Evolution Entertainment [ch] - (2007) (Switzerland) (DVD)
First Look International [us] - (2004) (USA) (DVD)
Lakeshore Entertainment [us]
Odeon Films [ca] - (2004) (Canada) (theatrical)
Overseas FilmGroup [us]
Palisades Tartan [gb] - (2009) (UK) (all media)
Paradiso Entertainment [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Video Film Express [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Janata, Julie


  1. Bernat, Lori Beth (research assistant)
  2. Kumjian-Smith, Liza (production coordinator: UK)
  3. Tulk-Perna, Noni (production assistant)
  4. Williams, Dan (VIII) (senior video technician)


Courtney Love: [asked how she first met Rodney] I stalked him. Rodney Bingenheimer: [pointing to a frame on his wall] Elvis Presley's driver's license. David Bowie: And that's when I started to know Rodney. He knew more about English bands than I did. Mackenzie Phillips: We would spend hours getting ready but we would spend hours clipping our hair, hoping that we would look like mental patients. 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.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Los Angeles, California, USA


- After making its world premiere as the Centerpiece Film of the 2003 IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival the movie sold to First Look Media and Lakeshore Entertainment for $1.3 million, making it the second highest selling documentary of all time, next to 'Michael Moore (II)' (qv)'s _Bowling for Columbine (2002)_ (qv).