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Amidst the Beatles' meteoric rise to fame, one man was always present in the shadows: their beloved manager Brian Epstein. Responsible for discovering not only the Beatles but Gerry & the Pacemakers and many other pop-music chart-toppers of the day, Epstein was so personally close to the Mop-Toppers that he was known to many as the unofficial fifth member of the band, hence the title of this unauthorized biographical documentary. Using archival footage of Epstein and those who knew him, Brian Epstein: Inside the Fifth Beatle attempts to shed light on such topics as his closeted homosexuality, his relationship with the Beatles, and his untimely death by drug overdose in 1967. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi