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Freaky Deaky is another adaptation of an Elmore Leonard’s writing (Justified, 3:10 to Yuma). This one, helmed by director/screenwriter Charles Matthau (son of acclaimed actor Walter Matthau), is a wacky comedy about bomb-making radicals in 1974—as opposed to a western story like other works of Leonard’s. While the ensemble cast is amusing, there the tone of the film is a little too freaky-deaky to engage the viewer.
Protagonist Chris Mankowski (Billy Burke) gets transferred out of the bomb squad (after a botched job) and sent to work sex crimes. There he gets involved with Ginger (Sabina Gadecki) who claims that the wealthy alcoholic Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover) raped her at one of his lavish parties. Woody’s conniving chauffeur/personal valet/bartender/lawyer Donnell Lewis (Michael Jai White) gets Chris suspended for interfering, which only serves to make Chris more determined to prove Woody’s guilt. Meanwhile, »
- John Keith
We here at Collider are happy to debut the first trailer and poster for director Charles Matthau’s (The Grass Harp) adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel Freaky Deaky. The story centers on a former bomb squad officer (Billy Burke) who is transferred to the sex crimes unit where he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover) after falling for a young woman (Sabina Gadecki). He decides to enact revenge, but along the way stumbles upon an odd group of characters including a Black Panther (Michael Jai White) and an ex-fugitive (Breanne Racano) and her bombing partner (Christian Slater). Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the poster. Freaky Deaky also stars Roger Bart and will be released on DVD on February 26th. Here’s the synopsis for Freaky Deaky: Chris Mankowski (Billy Burke) used to be on the Detroit Police bomb squad, »
- Adam Chitwood
Entertainment One has announced the DVD release of Freaky Deaky on February 26. This adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel will be priced at $19.98 Srp. Take a look at the cover art and special features below.
Chris Mankowski (Billy Burke) used to be on the Detroit Police bomb squad, but it's not until he's transferred to sex crimes that he gets a real taste of juggling dynamite. After falling for the lovely Greta Wyatt (Sabina Gadecki), he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover). Taking matters into his own hands, Mankowski quickly realizes it won't be easy to get justice for Greta. From former Black Panther Donnell Lewis (Michael Jai White) to sexy ex-fugitive Robin Abbott (Breanne Racano) and her erstwhile bombing partner Skip Gibbs (Christian Slater), everyone wants something from Ricks. With all these unscrupulous deviants in the mix, one thing's for certain... it's gonna get freaky! »
DVD Release Date: Feb. 26, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: Entertainment One
Set in 1974, Freaky Deaky zeroes in on Chris Mankowski (Billy Burke, Red Riding Hood), a former member of the Detroit Police bomb squad who begins to get a real taste for juggling dynamite when he’s transferred to the sex crimes unit. After falling for the lovely Greta Wyatt (Sabina Gadecki), he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover, Hot Tub Time Machine). Taking matters into his own hands, Mankowski quickly realizes it won’t be easy to get justice for Greta, but maybe it can happen with some unintentional assistance from former Black Panther Donnell Lewis (Michael Jai White, TV’s For Better or Worse), sexy »
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