Release Date 2010


Synopsis /

FREAKONOMICS is the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years: Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Casino Jack and the United States of Money), Academy Award® nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp), Academy Award® nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight) and Seth Gordon (The King of Kong).

Director /

  • Heidi Ewing
  • Alex Gibney
  • Seth Gordon

Writers /

  • Peter Bull
  • Alex Gibney
  • Jeremy Chilnick

Producer /

  • Craig Atkinson
  • Dan O'Meara
  • Chris Romano

Executive Producer /

  • Paul Fiore
  • Seth Gordon
  • Damon Martin
  • Jay Rifkin
  • Michael Roban

Cinematographer /

  • Junji Aoki
  • Derek Hallquist
  • Tony Hardmon
  • Darren Lew
  • Daniel Marracino
  • Ferne Pearlstein
  • Rob VanAlkemade

Editor /

  • Douglas Blush
  • Tova Goodman
  • Sloane Klevin
  • Luis Lopez
  • Nelson Ryland
  • Michael Taylor

Based on /

  • Freakanomics, written by Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner