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|Directed by||Heidi Ewing
|Produced by||Chad Troutwine
|Written by||Peter Bull
|Music by||Paul Brill|
|Distributed by||Magnolia Pictures|
Freakonomics: The Movie is a 2010 American documentary film based on the 2005 book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by economist Steven D. Levitt and writer Stephen J. Dubner. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2010 with a theatrical release later in the year. The film received a lukewarm reception and a 65% fresh rating at Rottentomatoes.
- 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, which permitted women 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's 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. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
- Dubner, Stephen J. (April 5, 2010). "Just Weird Enough to Work? Freakonomics: The Movie Gets Distributor". The New York Times. Retrieved July 14, 2010.
- "Freakonomics rating". Rotten Tomatoes. 2010.
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