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Derailroaded (2005)

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A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.

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Wild Man Fischer ...
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Harold Bronson ...
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Josephine Chuey ...
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Irwin Chusid ...
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Dennis P. Eichhorn ...
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David Fischer ...
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Richard Foos ...
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Robert Haimer ...
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Barry Hansen ...
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A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.

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My name is Larry. Manic depressive. Paranoid schizophrenic. Rock legend.


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Producer Jeremy Lubin was inspired to make this documentary after a chance encounter with Wild Man Fischer at a café in Hollywood, California. See more »

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David Fischer: I still don't think he's a good singer.
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Features Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) See more »

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My Father's Dead
Written and Performed by Wild Man Fischer
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27 May 2005 | by (Conway, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Derailroaded might be about music, but Wild Man Fischer isn't particularly musical in any conventional sense. More of an outsider artist, or maybe just an exploited freakshow, suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and creating during his manic peaks. This is more a study of mental illness than anything else, and we see Fischer beginning to treat the film crew as he has finally treated everyone who has tried to help him in the past. Notable scenes include a re-enactment of an interview between Dr. Demento & Frank Zappa, done with puppets, in which each reveals to the other just how beyond-the-pale crazy Fischer is.


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