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
Freaky Deaky is Elmore Leonard's favorite book that he has written. See more »
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 »
With the title of Freaky Deaky I would be surprised if Christian Slater was not in the cast somewhere. Since the 80s he's collected a group of the quirkiest character parts with a nice psychotic edge to them. It's what you expect from a Slater film.
I wish he had been the real lead character here. But that goes to Billy Burke who plays a suspended Detroit police officer and member of the bomb squad. The prologue at the beginning has him going out for a smoke in a drug dealer's house and letting a bomb go off under the chair he's sitting on. That has a few people against him, but he considered it a public service.
Anyway there's a plot in the main body of the story to extort money from a millionaire Crispin Glover. Glover has a former Black Panther Party member Michael Jai White as a retainer/confidante. White is also good.
Freaky Deaky is all right, some will make it a cult film, it has that kind of quality to it.
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