Freaky Deaky

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"Crime is such a trippy thing"
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.8  (24,184)

In the 2012 film Freaky Deaky, based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, we are introduced to a quirky cast of characters living in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. Billy Burke plays Chris Mankowski, a burned out police detective with a penchant for explosives. Christian Slater plays Mark Rance, a former member of the revolutionary group the "Freedom Now" movement, who has recently been released from prison. Crispin Glover plays Woody Ricks, a former movie mogul who has fallen on hard times.

The film opens with a bang as Mankowski's attempt to apprehend a criminal goes awry, resulting in a massive explosion. Soon after, he is assigned to investigate the suspicious death of a millionaire named Woody Ricks. Although his death is initially thought to be a suicide, Mankowski and his partner soon realize that there may be more to the story. As they delve deeper into the case, they begin to uncover a web of deception and corruption that leads them to a plot to steal a fortune in diamonds.

Meanwhile, Mark Rance has returned to Los Angeles with a plan of his own. He seeks out fellow "Freedom Now" members Donnell Lewis (played by Michael Jai White) and Robin Abbott (played by Breanne Racano) to propose a scheme that will allow them to capitalize on their revolutionary ideals. This plan involves kidnapping Woody Ricks' former assistant (played by Sabina Gadecki) and holding her for ransom.

As the two storylines converge, the film takes on a fast-paced, comedic energy that propels us towards the highly anticipated climax. Along the way, we get to know these eccentric characters and discover their motivations, desires, and fears. We witness the tension between Mankowski and his partner (played by Roger Bart) as they struggle to solve the case under the watchful eye of their superior (played by William H. Macy). We watch as Mark Rance tries to win back the heart of Robin Abbott while navigating the volatile Donnell Lewis. And we see Woody Ricks, a man who once had everything, struggle to maintain his composure as his world crumbles around him.

Freaky Deaky is a clever and entertaining crime caper that draws you in with its witty dialogue, colorful characters, and unexpected twists and turns. The film captures the essence of the 1970s era with its vibrant set design and memorable soundtrack. It also offers a commentary on the sociopolitical climate of the time, touching on themes of revolution, capitalism, and corruption.

Overall, Freaky Deaky is a fun and engaging film that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. With its stellar cast, sharp writing, and stylish direction, it is a must-see for fans of crime comedies and anyone looking for an entertaining ride.

Freaky Deaky is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (24,184)