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Foxy Brown (1974)

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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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 <mmckee@wkio.com>

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She's brown sugar and spice but if you don't treat her nice she'll put you on ice! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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5 April 1974 (USA)  »

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Burn, Coffy, Burn!  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Body Count: 12. See more »

Goofs

When Foxy enters her home with her boyfriend Michael, the door is visible behind them. The door has a window shade which is halfway down at the beginning of the scene. During the course of the conversation between Foxy, her brother Link and Michael the window shade suddenly appears to be pulled much farther down. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: Them pushers buy protection from the police, and from the man, but from us, there is no protection, no way, no how, you dig?
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Connections

Referenced in Martin: All the Players Came (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme Of Foxy Brown
Written & Performed by Willie Hutch
Backing Vocals by Carol Willis, Julia Waters (as Julia Tillman) and Maxine Waters Willard (as Maxine Willard)
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An awesome action, chick-flick with sweet soul/funk music
2 May 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After watching this film, I love it, it is an awesome action, chick-flick with sweet soul/funk music. Now I know what you are thinking: when I said "chick-flick," well I meant that chick-flicks aren't just about romance, comedies or films about girlfriends. They are about women, and the love and tragedies they go through; also about the bad-a** women like our Foxy Brown.

Well anyway, this film starts with a street hustler named Link Brown, cringing in a bar full of police officers, he's trying to wait out a bunch of thugs who want to beat him for holding out on a loan from losses incurred from street gambling schemes. In desperation he calls his tough sister Foxy to bail him out yet again. Foxy runs some of the thugs into the river in her car. Afterwards, Link pleads to her that he'll live the straight life if he can hide out at her pad for a while. Foxy reluctantly agrees.

Later, Foxy goes to visit her boyfriend in hospital. He name is Dalton Ford, an undercover officer who has been investigating the same crime-ring that Link owed money to. The hoodlums thought they'd killed him, but he really ended up in hospital for plastic surgery to give him a new and safe identity. Emerging as handsome Michael Anderson, he and Foxy hope to start life anew. On the streets, they encounter a black gang who beat and run drug pushers out of town. Foxy introduces Michael to the freeloading Link, and Link acts suspicious. Links leaves Michael and Foxy to themselves, but later looks at some newspaper cuttings and adds two and two together. There is an enormous debt to pay ... and this kind of information could clear that debt. No sooner does Foxy think her life will be smooth, than Michael crashes through her door, breathing his last and shot to death. With some detective work, the grieving and raging Foxy soon tracks Link down at his white girlfriend's, and as they snort coke she storms in on them. Livid with anger, Foxy won't kill her own brother, but she does force the identity of Michael's killers out of him, then force him to leave the city. And so Foxy is out for vengeance.

So that is all I am tellin' you folks, you will have to see the film for yourself, and see how it ends. I also recommend it for fans of soul/funk music (the music and songs by Willie Hutch), seventies cinema or blaxploitation cinema. Of course I would say "Soul Cinema" because the term "blaxploitation" sounds kind of offensive to me, I mean come on! Barrack Obama is the new President of the US, and he is a black man...what would he and others like him think?


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