SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest 70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguezs sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. 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.

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Reviews about Searching For Sugar Man

Searching For Sugar Man
Jeanette Roberts
I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone

This is one of the most unique and thought provoking movies I have ever seen------mostly because it is about such a unique individual. While the movie has technical flaws, I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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sllimbo
Great documentary

Very good movie. Interesting to learn about this man and his experiences.

Searching For Sugar Man
Kazzy
Amazing story, better because it's true

I've watched it 3 times now. Amazing story, better because it's true.

Searching For Sugar Man
marti
Sugarman has been found!

A wonderful film about someone you've never heard of! You'll be a fan once you hear the music. It's crazy to see how this music slipped through the cracks depriving the American public of a true talent. Watch this film!

Searching For Sugar Man
Jessica Florendo
Five Stars

fantastic coverage on a wonderful singer/songwriter whose story is the epitome of the tough music industry.

Searching For Sugar Man
Marjorie
Five Stars

I love this movie, watched it 30 times, the music is so good.

Searching For Sugar Man
Stevemuse
A humble and extraordinarily talented man

I had the pleasure of seeing Rodriguez in concert on DC last week, fascinating to see the documentary, what a humble and extraordinarily talented man.

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