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Writer:
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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A chick with drive who don't take no jive See more (52 total) »

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)

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)
Carlos Mora .... leadman (uncredited)
 
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Jack Hill specifically wrote the role of Foxy for Pam Grier and insisted on casting her despite the studio's objections.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While Link and his girlfriend are having sex in bed, the door bell rings, and he goes to answer the door. He wraps a towel around his waist. During the fight that ensues with the bad guys, he falls back, and he is now clearly wearing underwear underneath the towel.See more »
Quotes:
Deb:Who does she think she is?
Link Brown:That's my sister, baby, and she's a whole lotta woman.
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Soundtrack:
Foxy BrownSee more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A chick with drive who don't take no jive, 2 February 2004
Author: johnnysugar from Minneapolis, MN

In 1973, the film "Coffy" made Pam Grier a star, a permanent icon of the blaxploitation films of the era, and a symbol of female empowerment in the face of racial tension. She also kicked a whole lot of tail. Writer and director of "Coffy", Jack Hill, had finished a script for a sequel when the studio decided at the last minute that it didn't want to film a sequel to "Coffy." Re-working his script, Hill gave birth to what could arguably the seminal female blaxploitation film: "Foxy Brown."

Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) is a strong woman striving for a better world. While she attempts to help her drug-dealing brother Link (Antonio Fargas) change his ways, she waits for her federal cop boyfriend Dalton (Terry Carter) to recover from plastic surgery designed to hide him from the drug lords he informed on. Renaming himself Michael, he plans to run away with Foxy to a new life. All of his plans crumble, however, when Link discovers Michael's true identity, and informs on him for a hefty sum to the devious Miss Katherine (Katheryn Loder) and the suave Stve Elias (Peter Brown). When Katherine's goons kill Michael in Foxy's house, Foxy swears revenge. She infiltrates a call girl ring run by Katherine in an attempt to bring the crime lord down in the name of vengeance.

Hill has created an iconic character in Foxy Brown, a character who has been copied and referenced to varying degrees of success since her inception (most shamefully in Beyonce Knowles' character of Foxy Cleopatra in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"). It's not difficult to see why. As embodied by Grier, Foxy is the ultimate female: beautiful, sexy, intelligent, and undeniably fierce. Grier is such a pleasure to watch on screen that you sometimes forget about the lack of support she has around her or the simplistic morals of the story.

Loder's Miss Katherine Wall is a villainess of operatic proportions, filled with delightful malice and sadistic impulse. Brown's Steve is just as good, every inch the handsome mid-70s man. Fargas is also memorable as the weasely and cowardly Link, but outside of these three, the supporting players are only adequate. While Junita Brown's doomed call girl has her moments, the rest of the supporting cast is fairly flat, with line readings not having the right amount of emotion (either too much or too little) and often hitting just off-key of the psychological and emotional core that they need to strike.

While Hill's script taps deep into the racial biases of the 70s, and is filled with the appropriate amount of slang and tension, his characters are often moral absolutes with little in shades of grey or complex motivations. Often, this exists on a similar plane to race: with the exception of Dalton/Michael's fellow agents, every white person in the film is shown as uncaring at best, evil of the highest order at worst. By the same token, with the exception of Link and a fellow dope dealer, the black characters are heroic and upright. In the context of the film, the conceit is appropriate, but it can lead to some viewers being upset or failing to take into account the politics of the time that would lead to such a depiction and dismissing the film out of hand.

Despite these flaws, "Foxy Brown" is definitely a film to watch not just for historical value, but for the remarkable performance of Pam Grier, an actress just as strong and beautiful today as she was in 1974. Whenever she's on the screen, you immediately forget about any imperfections in the movie. As the theme song says, she is "superbad." And that's good. 7 out of 10.

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