Maniac (2018)
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Furs by Sebastian 

After taking the B pill, Annie and Owen find themselves on 1980s Long Island entangled in a strange caper involving a lemur.


Cary Joji Fukunaga




Episode complete credited cast:
Jonah Hill ... Owen Milgrim
Emma Stone ... Annie Landsberg
Sonoya Mizuno ... Dr. Azumi Fujita
Sally Field ... Dr. Greta Mantleray
Billy Magnussen ... Jed Milgrim
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Lance
Glenn Fleshler ... Sebastian
Jojo Gonzalez ... Agent Lopez
Alexandra Henrikson ... Paula
Alix Korey Alix Korey ... DMV Lady
Maxine Prescott Maxine Prescott ... Harriet
Joseph Sikora ... JC
Aaralyn Anderson ... Danielle Marino
Ramya Pratt ... Vicky / Green Hoodie Woman
Laura Marie Steigers ... Nurse (as Laura Steigers)


After taking the B pill, Annie and Owen find themselves on 1980s Long Island entangled in a strange caper involving a lemur.

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Oceanside, New York, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


All of the storefronts have first name business names similar to Furs by Sebastian. Some of the names read, Bank of Eli, Ivy Nail & Spa, Crazy Eddie, Beefsteak Charlie, Enzo's Exotic Meats, etc. See more »


Paula: That's not an "I love you" lemur.
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Written by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Performed by Hall & Oates
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3 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


Maniac is a character driven mini-series about two unique personas that decides to go under a scientific experiment and finds themselves bonding and exploring a newer world together. Created by Fukunaga and Sommerville, this sci-fi drama won't let you think that it is merely a series, for its set-pieces, production and art design along with jaw dropping visual effects gives you the apt cinematic experience.

Along with these rich technical aspects, its comic based background score and stunning cinematography celebrates and justifies this tricky and twisted concept. The narrative is often stretched and too thin, but has gripping and adaptive structure to hold on to and since its premise allows it to jump from one illusion to another, its sub-plots and short stories are enough to attain the satisfying closure in each episodes.

The zest to tell an honest and uncompromising tale fuels this sometimes emotionally shallow drama into a more raunchy and gut wrenching tale whose credit goes to none other than Fukunaga whose precision is far beyond one's imagination, he can easily surprise you through his sharp insight of the character's perspective. His creative world actually runs on subconscious thoughts and the major strength of his, is to not only fiddling with those characters but also the viewers where the entire frame of the screen along with props and background score that are used competently.

Stone has emotions on the surface and with her expressive portrayal of a disturbed girl is amazing and on the other hand Hill is more reserved and subtle and addition to that, the supporting cast like Theroux and Field too delivers. The dark humor that runs smoothly which not only draws laugh but can scare you at times, the sweat drop precision of Fukunaga and the metaphorical concept that literally is imputed in each frame, are the high points of the mini-series.

Furs By Sebastian

Fukunaga fiddles with your head subconsciously by imputing the gist and the hidden theme through its props like the speeches and music on radio or someone reading a book, his keen sense of awareness of its clear neat vision is what amps up to a more rotund and husky substance than one usually gets.

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