3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom

3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom is a 2012 comedy film directed by Jordan Roberts and starring Charlie Hunnam, Chris O'Dowd, Lizzy Caplan, and Ron Perlman.

3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom
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Directed byJordan Roberts
Screenplay byJordan Roberts
Produced byPavlina Hatoupis
Marcel Langenegger
Katayoun A. Marciano
StarringCharlie Hunnam
Chris O'Dowd
Lizzy Caplan
Nora Dunn
Whitney Cummings
Ron Perlman
Chris Noth
CinematographyMattias Troelstrup
Edited byMichael Hofacre
Music byMatt Messina
Ministry of Content
Distributed byVariance Films
Release dates
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States


Two brothers (Charlie Hunnam and Chris O'Dowd) seek the help of a transgender hacker (Ron Perlman) in erasing all evidence of a sex tape from the internet before the unhinged movie star father (Chris Noth) of the girl involved (Lizzy Caplan) seeks violent revenge. Cast member Lizzy Caplan described the plot: "It's about a guy whose life has been ruined by a YouTube video that has gone viral and so he's been hiding out and he gets brought back into civilization (because he's been living in the middle of nowhere) by his really manipulative, horrible brother. And everybody in his life is sort of terrible [and it's about] how he deals with that."[2]



Filming began on the week of November 10, 2010.[3]

Ron Perlman was offered two different roles in the film, but accepted the role of a transsexual character. He is quoted as saying "They offered me two different roles and I went for the transsexual because I felt like when the door opens and you see that it's me, it should get a 'Yuck!'"[4]


As of June 2020, the film holds a 45% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 22 reviews with an average rating of 5.26/10.[5]


  1. ^ "Charlie Hunnam talks Pacific Rim & past and future projects". YouTube.
  2. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (2011-04-28). "Lizzy Caplan Talks The Curious Link Between The Upcoming 'Frankie Go Boom' & 'Queens Of Country'". Indie Wire. Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  3. ^ Neish, Jaimie (2010-11-10). "Ron Perlman & More Join Frankie Goes Boom". HeyYouGuys.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  4. ^ "Ron Perlman To Play Ugly Transsexual In 'Frankie Goes Boom'". Star Pulse. 2010-12-02. Archived from the original on 2012-05-19. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  5. ^ "3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 23 June 2020.

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