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My name is Larry. Manic depressive. Paranoid schizophrenic. Rock legend.
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A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer. | Add synopsis »
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DVD Playhouse--April 2011
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 6 April 2011, 10:58 AM, PDT)

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 (From The Hollywood Interview. 5 April 2011, 11:02 PM, PDT)

"Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Larry "Wild Man" Fischer"- January 25, 2011
 (From SneakPeek. 13 December 2010, 10:31 AM, PST)

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Cast

  (in credits order)
Wild Man Fischer ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold Bronson ... Himself

Solomon Burke ... Himself

Ruth Buzzi ... Herself (archive footage)
Josephine Chuey ... Herself
Irwin Chusid ... Himself
Dennis P. Eichhorn ... Himself

Miguel Ferrer ... Himself
David Fischer ... Himself
Richard Foos ... Himself

Freak ... Himself
Robert Haimer ... Himself
Barry Hansen ... Himself (as Dr. Demento)
Fugly the Klown ... Himself

Dick Martin ... Himself (archive footage)

Mark Mothersbaugh ... Himself

Bill Mumy ... Himself

Bill Paxton ... Himself (archive footage)

Dan Rowan ... Himself (archive footage)
Louis Sass ... Himself (as Dr. Louis Sass)
Gigi Shepard ... Herself
Don Van Vliet ... Himself (archive footage)
Wesley Willis ... Himself (archive footage)

'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Himself

Frank Zappa ... Himself (archive footage)
Gail Zappa ... Herself

Directed by
Josh Rubin 
 
Produced by
Jeremy Lubin .... producer
Nathan Miller .... associate producer
Faithe Raphael .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Bryan Newman 
 
Film Editing by
Howard Leder 
Jeremy Lubin 
Josh Rubin 
 
Sound Department
Torrel Alexis .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Zach Jordan .... additional cinematographer
Jeremy Lubin .... additional cinematographer
Josh Rubin .... additional cinematographer
 
Other crew
Seth Carmichael .... publicist
Christopher Pizzo .... publicist
 
Thanks
Skizz Cyzyk .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by
Billy Simpson .... acknowledgment: archival footage provided by (as William Simpson)
 

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USA:86 min
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Trivia:
The filmmakers initially approached Wild Man Fischer as a novelty act.See more »
Quotes:
Wild Man Fischer:They want me dead. D-a-d, dead!See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Fish Heads (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Rocket RockSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Wild Man Fischer, a life wasted, 15 September 2005
Author: Clayton Moore from Omaha, NE

Derailroaded played at the Kansas Film Festival on 09/10/05 and I got a ticket. The documentary is of Wild Man Fischer, a Rock singer from the 1960's. I never heard of him but Frank Zappa produced one of his albums and he was the initial pitchman for Rhino records and recorded the Rhino radio jingle. Wild Man Fischer suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which has profoundly impacted his life and career. In some of the concern footage from the early 60's you see him jamming with Frank Zappa (very nice to see him again) and see glimpses of what might have been. For years Dr. Demento was a big fan. In fact he played once at Giants stadium with Zappa, Janice Joplin, The Byrds and Hendrix so he wasn't a hack. If you have never been around true mental illness this film is an eye-opener. Mental illness isn't funny; in fact it is extremely scary. Fascinating movie. Two things stand out for me. The first is Billy Mummy (the kid from "Lost in Space") turned out pretty well. In fact he seemed to have his stuff together. He might be Wild Man's only friend. The second was the Dr. Demento puppet show where Frank Zappa finds out how crazy Wild Man really is and breaks it off. The family interviews are touching and tragic. His family has pretty much stuck by Wild Man all these years and seem to truly care about his welfare. From the Aunt dying of cancer who gives him a place to live to his brother dropping off groceries. A wonderful glimpse into the birth of Rock and Roll and a life completely out of control. See it.

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