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Jack Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
5 April 1974 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Don't mess aroun' with Foxy Brown See more »
Plot:
A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pam Grier ... Foxy Brown

Antonio Fargas ... Link Brown

Peter Brown ... Steve Elias

Terry Carter ... Michael Anderson
Kathryn Loder ... Katherine Wall
Harry Holcombe ... Judge Fenton

Sid Haig ... Hays
Juanita Brown ... Claudia
Sally Ann Stroud ... Deb

Bob Minor ... Oscar
Tony Giorgio ... Eddie

Fred Lerner ... Bunyon
Judith Cassmore ... Vicki (as Judy Cassmore)

H.B. Haggerty ... Brandi
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Slauson (as Boyd Red Morgan)
Jack Bernardi ... Tedesco
Robert Nadder ... Chemist
Brenda Venus ... Jennifer
Kimberly Hyde ... Arabella

Jon Cedar ... Dr. Chase
Ed Knight ... Adams
Esther Sutherland ... Nurse Crockett
Mary Foran ... Bartender
Jeannie Epper ... Bobbie
Stephanie Epper ... Jackie
Peaches Jones ... Barbara
Helen Boll ... Large Lady

Conrad Bachmann ... Roy
Russ Grieve ... George
Rodney Grier ... Dawes

Roydon Clark ... Sly (as Roydon E. Clark)
Don Gazzaniga ... O'Brien
Jay Fletcher ... Taco Cook
Gary Wright ... 1st Cop
Fred Murphy ... 2nd Cop
Edward Cross ... Willard
Larry Kinley Jr. ... Jason
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colleen Brennan ... Hooker (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Hill 
 
Writing credits
Jack Hill (written by)

Produced by
Buzz Feitshans .... producer
 
Original Music by
Willie Hutch 
 
Cinematography by
Brick Marquard 
 
Film Editing by
Chuck McClelland 
 
Casting by
Betty Martin 
 
Art Direction by
Kirk Axtell  (as Kirk Axtel)
 
Set Decoration by
Charles B. Pierce  (as Charles Pierce)
 
Makeup Department
John Norin .... makeup artist
Mary Skolnik .... hair stylist
Bette Iverson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Beetson .... production manager
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-production supervisor
David Sheldon .... production supervisor: AIP
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Beetson .... first assistant director
Michael Messinger .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Richard Evans .... assistant prop man
Tom Fairbanks .... property master (as Thomas Fairbanks)
 
Sound Department
John Dignan .... sound mixer
Bill Marky .... boom man (as William Marky)
 
Special Effects by
Roy L. Downey .... special effects (as Roy Downey)
 
Stunts
Fred Carson .... stunt double
Bob Minor .... stunt coordinator
Ernest Robinson .... stunt performer
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Jadie David .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Stephanie Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin N. Johnston .... stunts (uncredited)
Peaches Jones .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vee Bodrero .... camera operator
Frank P. Flynn .... key grip (as Frank Flynn)
Gene Kearney .... grip
Calvin Maehl .... best boy electric
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer
Richard Marks .... second assistant camera
Les Martin .... first assistant camera
Roland Bell .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Beverly Israel .... casting secretary (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lynette Bernay .... wardrobe woman (as Lynn Bernay)
James M. George .... wardrobe supervisor (as James George)
Ruthie West .... wardrobe: Miss Grier
 
Editorial Department
Bill Berry .... negative cutter
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction)
Hy Friedman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Willie Hutch .... conductor
Willie Hutch .... music arranger
Willie Hutch .... music producer
Ernie Watts .... musician: flute
 
Transportation Department
Paul Casella Jr. .... transportation captain
Walt Freitas .... transportation driver (uncredited)
Jerry F. Johnson .... transportation driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Irene Barbas .... assistant to producer
Irene Barbas .... production secretary
Donald Heitzer .... location associate (as Don Heitzer)
Anita Mann .... main title choreography
Jake McKinney .... publicity man (as J.K. McKinney)
Karen Rasch .... script supervisor
Paul Roedl .... auditor
Elaine Gyorke .... production assistant (uncredited)
Homer Sharavsky .... craft service (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
94 min | Germany:87 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R | Finland:K-16 (1998) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) | USA:R (certificate #23883) | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Kathryn Loder's last film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Foxy and Claudia are in the hotel room with the Judge, they remove his boxer shorts. While removing his shorts, it is clear that the Judge isn't wearing any shoes, only socks. Then when the Judge is pushed and falls into the hallway, socks are visible on his feet (w/out shoes). Moments later when he is seen by the women in the hallway, he is suddenly wearing shoes and socks.See more »
Quotes:
Katherine Wall:[after Foxy presents Steve's penis in a pickle jar, kills 2 of her men, and shoots her in the arm] Why didn't you kill me too? Well go on and shoot! I don't want to live anymore!
Foxy Brown:I know. That's the idea. The rest of your man is still around, and I hope you two live a long time, then maybe you can feel some of what I feel. Death is too easy for you, bitch. I want you to SUFFER.
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35 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
One viewing will make you a Pam Addict!, 18 June 2004

I bought this movie for $2.99, thinking it would be amusing trash. I had no idea how awesome, wrenching, complex, invigorating, and just downright GOOD it was. A lot of comments here have focused on how fun and awesome it is (and it totally is), but I don't see anyone talking about it as a legitimately good movie, so that's what I'm going to address here.

First of all, they just don't make movies like this anymore. Movies today are so sanitized and wiped free of emotion that one doesn't have much of a reaction to them. This movie features RAW emotion, mainly rage and anger. It also doesn't play nice on the brutality. I could not believe Foxy was actually going to be raped... that would NEVER happen in a movie today, and if it did, it would never be treated as casually as it was here. The way she is brutalized in this movie is genuinely shocking, and the ways in which she gets her revenge are equally shocking... and exhilarating. What I'm saying is that you have a real visceral reaction to this movie, and that's a lot more than can be said for most movies nowadays.

Secondly, I don't see anyone talking about the moral complexity of this movie. The whole thing of it being Foxy's own brother who sets the plot in motion brings a lot of ambiguity and depth to both his and Foxy's characters. And then there's Juanita Brown's performance as Claudia. The scene where she goes from drugged-up laughter to hysterical shrieking is just breathtaking... I've seen lots of Best Supporting Actress statues given out for a LOT less. I also liked how the movie didn't make a big deal of how Foxy arranged for Claudia to get out of the business and get back to her husband--and I like that the movie had Foxy do this: i.e. she's helping others around her, not just out for her own revenge.

Finally, there's Pam Grier herself! This movie made me a convert. There's just something so compelling about her; tough, vulnerable, tender, and MEAN when she has to be. There was a moment in this movie where the thought flitted through my head: "How am I going to survive in life if I don't have Foxy to protect me?" I am offically obsessed. I have the DVD of this film on order, and have plans to watch "Coffy" with a friend in a few days. Pam, you are a national treasure!

And let us not forget the awesome title sequence and catchy song by Willie Hutch!

As I was watching, I was thinking "I'm amazed no one has tried to remake this. Who would they choose? probably Halle Berry, though there's no way she could hold a candle to Pam." Well, it was no surprise to see that next year a remake is due out with Halle Berry. (But is Halle's Foxy going to get raped? I highly doubt it). You can just imagine how that's going to be. It will be all sanitized with some decorative "suffering," and then some bloodless revenge. That's why I keep harping on the rape in this movie: it was balls-out NASTY and BRUTAL and pulls no punches. Let's just see how Halle does.

One thing more: I'm not a Tarantino fan, but this film provided a lot of insight into a) Why he would want to make Jackie Brown, and b) a lot of the form and conventions (including the rape) that he followed in Kill Bill. Too bad, in my opinion, this movie is four times as complex and emotionally involving and cathartic as Kill Bill. A lot of that, I think, has to do with how technically proficient and writerly composed Kill Bill is, and a lot of the power of this comes from it being low-budget and without a feeling of being "guided" by a ironic and proficient director.

What the world needs now is Pam, sweet Pam.

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