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

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22 April 2012 (USA)  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Freaky Deaky is Elmore Leonard's favorite book that he has written. See more »

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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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performed by Lawrence Welk Orchestra
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Slick and Stylish! A real treat!
16 September 2012 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Slick, stylish and scatter shot, Charles Matthau's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Freaky Deaky is enjoyable viewing. Though the book that the film was based on was resolutely set in the 1980s, Matthau's adaptation has been shifted into the 1970s, which offers up a whole lot more visual fun in terms of costumes, cars, locations and a nicely garish kitsch look. It features a very strong cast and the story essentially deals with three main sets of characters as they interact, all in the pursuit of easy money. They are cynical ex-bomb squad cop Chris Mankowski (Burke) and beautiful party girl Greta (Sabina Gadecki); super-eccentric long-haired millionaire Woody (Glover) and his loyal-sh driver/confidant Donelle (White), and finally ex-con/femme fatal Robin (Breanne Racano) and her bomb-making boyfriend Skip Gibbs (Slater). A suitably funky 1970s–style score and slices of smart dialog help push this film into the top echelon of its genre, and I highly recommend it!


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