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...The King of Techno
A look into the underground world of Bruce Haack, a genius whose past work continues to garner recognition with time... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Bruce Haack ... Himself (archive footage)
Esther Nelson ... Miss. Nelson
Ted Pandel ... Praxiteles Pandel
Chris Kachulis ... Himself
Chris Albertson ... Himself
Harry Spiridakis ... Starchild
John Spiridakis ... Starchild
Peter Cor ... Starchild
Greg Carripedes ... Starchild
Andi Toma ... Mouse on Mars
Jean-Jacques Perrey ... Himself
Jan St. Werner ... Mouse on Mars
Tommy Grenas ... Anubian Lights

Rossie Harris ... Dj Me Dj You
Craig Borell ... Dj Me Dj You
Tim Digulla ... Tipsy
David Gardner ... Tipsy

Mark Oliver Everett ... Eels (as Mark Everett)
Money Mark ... Money Mark (as Mark Ramos Nishita)
Garry Moore ... Game Show Host (archive footage)

Fred Rogers ... Mister Rogers (archive footage)
Teresa Brewer ... Teresa Brewer (archive footage)
Chris Manak ... Peanut Butter Wolf
Cut Chemist ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Len Del Rio ... Anubian Lights
Banjo Harris ... Himself

Directed by
Philip Anagnos 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Anagnos 

Produced by
Nick Anagnos .... producer
Philip Anagnos .... producer
Melanie Blythe .... supervising producer
Arthur Maturo .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bruce Haack 
Miss Nelson 
Praxiteles Pandel 
Cinematography by
Philip Anagnos 
Todd Antonio Somodevilla  (as T. Antonio Somodevilla)
Film Editing by
Philip Anagnos 
Kyle Yaskin 
Visual Effects by
Philip Anagnos .... animation
Lance Robertson .... thanks

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"Haack ...The King of Techno" - USA (original title)
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70 min | USA:56 min (TV version)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Timeless story, 28 September 2005
Author: blindinglight from Melbourne, Australia

I had no idea who Bruce Haack was before seeing this film. I had just seen the MOOG doc, which was alright, the only problem was Moog led a very content life, and the doc was well... content. Haack's story is filled with all the marketable tragedy people buy into these days, but it carries a great deal of heart with it. Though the film doesn't go into the tragic stuff so much, one can sense that Bruce accepted the price of making music his way. There are so many elements that make up his legacy IE. invention of the Peopleodian, where Bruce could actually play music by touching people. It must have been challenging to document Haack's 'scatter-brained' output, which pretty much fell into every musical category imaginable (even rap music), but the director cut the piece together very coherently and managed to capture the spirit. And the cast... what a group of characters Bruce surrounded himself with, but what do you expect from a telepathic guru, tripping with kids, fighting against the music industry. I recommend this film to anyone interested in music history, it's that mainstream, but that important.

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