Jump in the time machine for a trip back to the ‘70s for the star-studded crime comedy Freaky Deaky, based on Elmore Leonard’s best-seller.
Chris Mankowski (Billy Burke) used to be on the Detroit Police bomb squad, but it’s not until he’s transferred to sex crimes that he gets a real taste of juggling dynamite. After falling for the lovely Greta Wyatt (Sabina Gadecki), he gets suspended for investigating the rich, powerful and drunk Woody Ricks (Crispin Glover). Taking matters into his own hands, Mankowski quickly realizes it won’t be easy to get justice for Greta. From former Black Panther Donnell Lewis (Michael Jai White) to sexy ex-fugitive Robin Abbott (Breanne Racano) and her erstwhile bombing partner Skip Gibbs (Christian Slater), everyone wants something from Ricks. With all these unscrupulous deviants in the mix, one thing’s for certain… it’s gonna get freaky!
Populated by some of Elmore Leonard’s most memorable characters and filled with the author’s trademark menace, fantastic dialogue and deadpan humor, FREAKY DEAKY, directed by Charles Matthau (The Grass Harp), had its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.
The cast includes Billy Burke (Revolution, The Twilight Saga, Red Riding Hood, Ladder 49), Christian Slater (True Romance, Interview with the Vampire), Michael Jai White (Spawn, Black Dynamite, The Dark Knight), Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Alice in Wonderland) and Roger Bart (Desperate Housewives, The Stepford Wives, American Gangster).