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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)

DVD Playhouse--April 2011
 (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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The filmmakers originally wanted to make a documentary about various music artists who suffer from schizophrenia.See more »
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David Fischer:I still don't think he's a good singer.See more »
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7 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Must avoid documentary, 6 March 2007
Author: kentbartholomew from Oklahoma Hills

Derailroaded has to be one of the worst, most unnecessary pieces of filmaking ever. The object of this film is Larry "Wildman" Fischer a quasi musician of dubious importance. We learn Wildman Fischer enjoyed some minor success as a fringe artist in the seventies. I use the term artist in the most liberal terms, as Larry's artistry consists of screaming nonsensical lyrics into the microphone. Absolutely awful sounding. It couldn't really be fairly described as music.

They follow the exploits of Fischer, a paranoid schizophrenic, from his early years through the near present. Most of the current footage is done with a camera and microphone in Larry's face with predictably obvious results. The audience doesn't need an hour and a half of this to see the poor fellow needs some help. The whole wretched thing has a carnival side-show feel to it. This film is so over the top that for a while I thought it was a docu-drama spoof in the vein of Blair Witch Project.

In the end you wonder if this was about mental illness or the fall of a Rock Musician. Sad to say I don't think many people have even heard or care about Fischer as a musician. Even fewer will care about the films treatment of schizophrenia. Either way it's a complete flop.

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