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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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merry go merry go merry go round oop oop oop 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:You gotta have three things: you gotta have talent, you gotta have talent, and you gotta have persistence.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
merry go merry go merry go round oop oop oop, 27 May 2005
Author: John McGraw from Conway, Arkansas

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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