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|Directed by||Heidi Ewing
|Produced by||Chad Troutwine
|Written by||Peter Bull
|Distributed by||Magnolia Pictures|
|Running time||85 minutes|
Freakonomics: The Movie is a 2010 documentary film based on the book Freakonomics by economist Steven D. Levitt and writer Stephen J. Dubner. The film had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010, with a theatrical release planned for later in the year.
- A Roshanda By Any Other Name : Morgan Spurlock's investigation of the possible implications of names, especially "black" vs. "white" names, in personal development and social advancement.
- Pure Corruption : Alex Gibney's exploration of the Japanese concept of yaochō (match fixing) in Sumo wrestling.
- It's Not Always A Wonderful Life : Narrated by Melvin Van Peebles and directed by Eugene Jarecki, this segment explores the question of what led to a decline in the urban crime rate in the US during the mid- to late 1990s. The authors of Freakonomics suggest that a substantial factor was the 1973 US Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, in the US which permitted people to have legal abortions, leading to more wanted children with better upbringings.
- Can You Bribe A 9th Grader To Succeed! : Rachel Grady documents an experiment in Chicago Heights, Illinois to determine the efficacy of paying students to achieve higher grades.
- Carl Alleyne as Boyfriend
- Zoe Sloane as Blake
- Adesuwa Addy Iyare as Temptress' Mother
- Jade Viggiano as High school girl
- Sammuel Soifer as Jake
- Jalani McNair as Loser
- Andrew Greiche as Jake
- Alyssa Wheeldon as High school girl
- Greg Crowe as Johnny the mechanic
- Hassan Brown as Father
- Kelli Chaves as High school girl
- Amancaya Aguilar as Mercedes
- Kellie Gerardi as Lexus
- Rampell, Catherine (September 29, 2010). "Unusual Film Gets Innovative Marketing". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
- Stephen J. Dubner (April 5, 2010). "Just Weird Enough to Work? Freakonomics: The Movie Gets Distributor". The New York Times. Retrieved July 14, 2010.