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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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This is a touching documentary that really screams at you... See more (10 total) »

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're doing it tonight. They're killing me tonight.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Fish Heads (1980)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Name is LarrySee more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
This is a touching documentary that really screams at you..., 2 September 2005
Author: bkadams from United States

I had the pleasure of being in the audience during the East Coast premiere of "Derailroaded." Never having heard of Wild Man Fischer, I didn't know quite what to expect other than a documentary on an outsider musician in the vein of Wesley Willis. This film tells a touching story about a troubled rock and roll singer. There were moments in the film where I almost felt tears swell up, and there were moments when I got shivers watching Wild Man perform. It's a very nice human interest piece. The only real problems with it is the sound editing. The volume is often too high during sections of Wild Man's 2001 performance in Los Angeles. There are also moments where the background music buries the interview dialogue so you can hardly make out what's being said. We were told this was because the audio sources varied, but I still felt like this could've been corrected. Disregarding this, a lot of us in the audience came out humming Wild Man songs. This really sparked an interest for me and I feel it is a fitting tribute to an almost rock legend.

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