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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.

Director:

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 one scene, Robin holds up the two romance novels she had written ("Ravishing Love" and "The Raging Rape of Savannah"). Between shots, the two books switch places from one hand to the other, even though she had not moved her hands in any way. See more »

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Ninety Nine Pounds of Dynamite
Written by Lee Silver
Performed by Buddy Stewart
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My kind of movie, but then you're not me.
10 May 2015 | by carbuffSee all my reviews

I really liked this movie, but I would be hesitant to recommend it without some qualifiers.

First, you are much more likely to enjoy this movie if you grew up in the 1970s, since the cars and fashions are a blast from the past. Being a car guy, I especially loved the cars, and there were a lot of really nice and interesting ones in this film. While others don't seem to feel that it captured the '70s well, I strongly disagree--guess it depends what you were exposed to then.

Second, I've never read whatever book this is supposed to be based on (or any other works by the author for that matter), but as far as this film goes, it is understated and will seem a bit slow to some; however, it never drags and has a number of laugh out loud bits, and, just generally, a lot of wit in the script. I am personally tired of "Wham, Bam, Thank You Mam!" film-making, so if a film takes time to build as this one does, it's fine by me.

This movie would never play well in a movie theater, but it was perfect for me kicking back late at night.


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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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