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Live Freaky Die Freaky (2006)

Unrated | | Animation, Comedy, Musical | 8 July 2006 (Japan)
It is the year 3069 and the Earth has been robbed of all its natural resources, destroyed by war and ozone depletion, and is now only a barren desert. The humans who inhabit this empty ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick 13 Nick 13 ... TV Reporter #1 (voice)
Billie Joe Armstrong ... Charlie (voice)
Tim Armstrong ... Narrator
Rob Aston Rob Aston ... Cop #3 (voice)
Travis Barker ... Cop #2 (voice)
Tre Cool ... Prosecutor Bug / The Maid (voice)
Warren Fitzgerald Warren Fitzgerald ... The Judge (voice)
Matt Freeman ... Heino (voice)
Davey Havok ... Hay (voice)
Theo Kogan Theo Kogan ... Hadie (voice)
Benji Madden ... Interrogator #1 (voice)
Jason Schmidt Jason Schmidt ... The Nomad
Janis Tanaka Janis Tanaka ... Mrs. Ha Bianca (voice)
Jane Wiedlin ... Squeaky (voice)
Sean Yseult ... Heslie (voice)
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It is the year 3069 and the Earth has been robbed of all its natural resources, destroyed by war and ozone depletion, and is now only a barren desert. The humans who inhabit this empty vessel search not only for food but for a god to save them. Their search will soon be over when Charlie returns to save them. Written by Anonymous

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,290, 29 January 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,290, 29 January 2006
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In an interview, Director John Roecker claimed he chose Billie Joe Armstrong to play Charlie because "no one thought he could". According to the director, he was told by friends that Billie Joe couldn't perform as the infamous Charles Manson because he was "too nice of a guy". See more »

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Hay: Hey Sharon, where the fuck are we? This neighborhood looks poitively middles class. Look at those messes... If you drove me to the valley, I'll stab you to death and rip your baby out of your stomach and fuck it.
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A Fun and Morbid Idea, Great Cast, Horrible Execution
19 December 2006 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

In the distant future, life as we know it has been completely wiped out. Man is hungry for answers... and one day when a book -- "Helter Skelter" -- is found, some answers are given. Just maybe not the right answers.

I am unclear how the people in the future connect to the primary story, a claymation retelling of the Charles Manson story. The suggestion is that reading the book would make them think Manson was a god, but the book would actually do quite the opposite. So I'm confused.

And also, we have some of the biggest names in modern "punk" music: Billie Joe Armstrong, Tim Armstrong (no relation), Davey Havok. We have Kelly Osbourne and Sean Yseult. We have the erection-inducing Asia Argento. For those of us who like these people, this film would seem to be one of the greatest things to happen. It's not.

The story is told in a bland manner, the claymation is poorly done. The songs are lame and carry on for too long. You would expect the music to be the selling point, but it's not. And for some reason all the names have been changed to things with the letter H: "Charles Hanson", "Susan Hatkins", "Hex Watson"... it's pointless and stupid.

The best scene involves a group of The Family in a dumpster exchanging quips with Sharon Tate and her gay hairdresser. Another memorable scene is the claymation sex scene, which starts out shocking and funny but gets drawn out. People who liked "Team America" might like this, but I didn't think it was that outstanding.

How to make this film better: get better music, cut out the future story and just tell the Manson epic in a unique way (which is already done thanks to clay). Films shouldn't make you say to yourself, "I can do this so much better", but that's how I felt about this junk.

My interest in Charles Manson was dealt a blow from this mediocre adaptation. If you're like me, you'll know it's awful but watch it anyway. But I hope you're not like me.


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