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Freaky Deaky (2012)

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Set in 1974, a pair of '60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.

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Charles Matthau

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Charles Matthau (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Burke ... Chris Mankowski
Christian Slater ... Skip Gibbs
Crispin Glover ... Woody Ricks
Michael Jai White ... Donnell Lewis
Roger Bart ... Jerry Baker
Breanne Racano Ferrara ... Robin Abbott (as Breanne Racano)
Sabina Gadecki ... Greta Wyatt
Andy Dick ... Mark Ricks
Gloria Hendry ... Sgt. Maureen Downey
Page Kennedy ... Booker
Leonard Robinson ... Juicy Mouth
Bill Duke ... Wendell Robinson
Carol Herman ... Cosmetics Lady
Mark Saul ... Kenny
Charles Matthau ... Groovy Director
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He used to be on the bomb squad, but it's not until he transfers out that Chris Mankowski really begins juggling with dynamite. Rape and revenge are just the tip of the iceberg in a twisty tale that brings Detroit denizens to life - and occasional death - in all their seedy glory, circa 1974. Written by Elmore Leonard

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Crime is such a trippy thing.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Interesy i ekscesy See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Author Elmore Leonard once said that Freaky Deaky is his favorite book that he has written. However, author Leonard said that about every book when it was his latest. See more »

Goofs

In the parking garage with Juicy and his gang, Mankowski pulls out his six shot revolver and shoots shoots a total of eight times before finally emptying the shells to reload. See more »

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Getaway
Written by Peter Cor (as Peter Cor Belenky) and Bernard Taylor (as Beloyd Taylor)
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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Explosive or tame?
21 March 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Watching movies without any previous knowledge of them is how I experience them. Sometimes I might know the book, graphic novel or whatever source it is based on. In this case, I had no idea there was a book, therefor cannot compare it to it whatsoever. From reading from other sources it seems to be a good interpretation of it. I can only say that it has a nice vibe to it (guess the book had the same thing going on then).

Michael Jai White might seem to have the weakest character at first, but seems to have more going on (also acting wise) than some of the others. Everyone is having fun though and it's tough to really dislike the movie, I think. It's good little fun, even for those who didn't know what a "Freaky Deaky" is ...


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