6.1/10
6,078
15 user 13 critic

Freaky Deaky (2012)

Trailer
1:37 | Trailer
Set in 1974, a pair of '60s radicals rely on their bomb-making skills on their way to becoming capitalists.

Director:

Charles Matthau

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Charles Matthau (adaptation)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Maximum Bob (TV Series 1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A "Twin Peaks"-like series. "Maximum Bob" is an ultra right-wing conservative judge in Florida who has a psychic ex-marine show mermaid for a wife. The sheriff is a widower who ballroom ... See full summary »

Stars: Beau Bridges, Liz Vassey, Sam Robards
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A SWAT compound comes under fire from an international terrorist who relentlessly and violently pursues a mystery man who was apprehended by Seattle SWAT after a raid went horribly wrong.

Director: Tony Giglio
Stars: Sam Jaeger, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Jai White
Sparks I (2009)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Stars: Carla Gugino, Eric Stoltz, Xander Berkeley
Q & A (1990)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When dirty cop Mike shoots a man and plants a gun on him, rookie assistant DA Al gets the case. Something in the Q&A of Mike isn't right. Bodies pile up as Al tries to solve the case.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante
Gold Coast (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Karen's married to Frank, a millionaire who has no morals and a hypocrite. it's alright for him to fool around but not for her. So when she has an affair and brags to him about it, he vows ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Weller
Stars: David Caruso, Barry Primus, Marg Helgenberger
Killshot (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Young rancher Kirby Frye is appointed deputy in a small town tyrannized by ruthless Phil Sundeen, the son of one of the founders of the town.

Director: Chris McIntyre
Stars: Michael Forest, Cody Glenn, Michael Horse
Influence (2015)
Action | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Steeped in wonder and mystery, HISZPANKA (Influenz) tells the story of a group of clairvoyants committed to restoring the Polish state as World War One dwindles to an end. Gathered inside a... See full synopsis »

Director: Lukasz Barczyk
Stars: Crispin Glover, Artur Krajewski, Bruce Glover
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Dementia and deceit haunt a widow as her estranged son and the new caretaker share her home in this southern gothic thriller.

Director: Albert Sandoval
Stars: Crispin Glover, Connie Stevens, Sam Quartin
Swag II
Crime | Drama

Ernest Stickley Jr. figures his luck's about to change when Detroit used-car salesman Frank Ryan catches him trying to boost a ride from Ryan's lot. Frank's got some surefire schemes for ... See full summary »

Action | Crime | Drama

Two enemies become unlikely allies in an Arizona prison.

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Burke ... Chris Mankowski
Christian Slater ... Skip Gibbs
Crispin Glover ... Woody Ricks
Michael Jai White ... Donnell Lewis
Roger Bart ... Jerry Baker
Breanne Racano Ferrara ... Robin Abbott (as Breanne Racano)
Sabina Gadecki ... Greta Wyatt
Andy Dick ... Mark Ricks
Gloria Hendry ... Sgt. Maureen Downey
Page Kennedy ... Booker
Leonard Robinson ... Juicy Mouth
Bill Duke ... Wendell Robinson
Carol Herman ... Cosmetics Lady
Mark Saul ... Kenny
Charles Matthau ... Groovy Director
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Crime is such a trippy thing.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Interesy i ekscesy See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Funky Dollar Bill
Written by George Clinton, Raymond David, Eddie Hazel
Performed by Funkadelic
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Amateurish and spot off on almost everything
1 June 2013 | by giallopuddingSee all my reviews

I wanted to like this film. I love Elmore Leonard novels, and loved Get Shorty, 52 Pickup, Get Straight and Jackie Brown (Rum Punch). In the hands of a master like Tarantino, Elmore Leonard's complex and fast-paced plots, with numerous characters throwing witty street banter around, really shine.

Unfortunately, Charles Mattheau isn't up to the task, and characters are miscast, pacing is awful, even the score is wrong in so many places. This film often comes off as a bad TV tongue-in-cheek crime show, complete with dramatic musical flourishes when the camera zooms in on the sexy legs of actresses Sabina Gadeki and Breanne Racano. (Their legs and other beautiful body parts are the best things about these mediocre actresses, in my opinion). The explosion scenes are evidence of a severe shortage in the sfx budget as well as the actor budget.

Even the usually outstanding Crispin Glover as the spacey drunken rich guy Woody Ricks is tepid, either overacting scenes or underacting them. Everything seems out of sync in this film.

Perhaps I'm holding it up to too high of a standard with the aforementioned Leonard film adaptations. But it is what it is...and cool 70's sets and apparel (the novel was set in the 60s), witty Leonard dialog and clever plot apparently weren't enough for director Mattheau to pull this off. I have to believe Elmore Leonard is supremely disappointed in this effort, since as I recall he labeled this his favorite novel. One can only hope that someday a director like Tarantino remakes this film the right way, and captures the crazy 60's vibe from the novel.


22 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed