Foxy Brown (1974)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  5 April 1974 (USA)
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A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tony Giorgio ...
Judith Cassmore ...
Vicki (as Judy Cassmore)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Slauson (as Boyd Red Morgan)


A sexy black woman, Foxy Brown, seeks revenge when her government agent boyfriend Michael is shot down by gangsters led by the kinky couple of Steve Elias and Miss Katherine. Written by Marty McKee <>

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Don't mess aroun' with Foxy Brown Don't mess aroun' with Foxy Brown - She's the meanest chick in town! See more »


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Release Date:

5 April 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burn, Coffy, Burn!  »

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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According to director Jack Hill this was originally intended to be a sequel to his Coffy (1973), also starring Pam Grier, and in fact the working title of the film was "Burn, Coffy, Burn!". However, American-International Pictures decided at the last minute it didn't want to do a sequel, even though "Coffy" was a huge hit. That's why it's never said exactly what kind of job Foxy Brown has - "Coffy" was a nurse and since this was no longer to be a sequel, they couldn't give Foxy Brown that job and didn't have time to rewrite the script to establish just what kind of job she had. See more »


When Jackie shoots her brother's left ear, there is a hole punched into the wall, behind him. We should be able to see into the hole, but we can't because the angle of the hole into the wallboard is wrong. From where Jackie took her shot, the bullet should be angled similarly to the (extra bright) light and the camera angle (our POV), but, instead, it goes perpendicularly into the wallboard. See more »


Dawes: [to Foxy] We've discussed your request and we're not sure whether we want to help you or not. I mean this is a neighborhood committee and this is kind of out of our area.
Oscar: Maybe the time has come to grow a bit, brother.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) See more »


Foxy Brown
Written & Performed by Willie Hutch
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A Supa-Good Flick!
27 August 2003 | by (Orange County, California) – See all my reviews

With "Coffy", Pam Grier showed that she could cream both the bad guys and the box office, but it was this film that catapulted her to a level of iconic stardom that not only preceded "Charlie's Angels", but provided the blueprint. Supa-bad Foxy Brown is a smart and sexy renegade out to exact revenge for the murder of her lover, who was an undercover federal agent. Behind the death is Miss Katharine (played with delicious, lupine subtlety by the late Katheryn Loder), a wicked madam who orders her bumbling drug-running henchman to do her evil bidding. Katharine's aided by her right-hand man, Steve, who later finds himself in quite a pickle when up against the fury of a woman scorned. Foxy's a whole lotta' woman who's got what it takes to beat the baddies at their own game---a voluptuous body (perfect for going undercover as one of Miss Katherine's prostitutes), a pistol-packin' Afro, and, most importantly, a "black belt in barstools". Backed by Jack Hill's slick direction and a crunchy, soulful Willie Hutch soundtrack, this movie is a modern classic that surpasses the Blaxploitation genre in which it evolved.

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