Role: Chris Mankowski
Release: 4.22.2012 (premiere at Tribeca Film Festival), 2.26.2013 (DVD)
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synopsisChris 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 movie was released both on DVD and Blu-Ray. Click on the pictures below to buy your copy (check the region specifications!):
QUOTES“One of the loveliest, most appreciative and thoughtful groups I’ve ever worked with.” (Billy Burke on Twitter)
Freaky Deaky … is a good, solid, fun movie with a handful of standout performances … Billy Burke is suitably disheveled as Chris Mankowski, the cop trying to do the right thing.– Robert Hull, Tribeca Film Festival 04.26.12