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Freaky Deaky (2012)

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



(novel), (adaptation)

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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.


Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Interesy i ekscesy  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Director Charles Mathau's father Walter Mathau's films are seen advertised outside cinemas several times during the film, including the 1974 The Front Page and The Taking of Pelham 123. See more »


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 »


Doin' The Freaky Deaky
music by Joseph LoDuca lyrics by Charles Matthau
performed by Greg C. Brown & Gia Warner
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My kind of movie, but then you're not me.
10 May 2015 | by See 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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