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Friday Foster (1975)

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Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to ... See full summary »

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Colt Hawkins
Godfrey Cambridge ...
Ford Malotte
Thalmus Rasulala ...
Blake Tarr
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Enos Griffith
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Noble Franklin
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Fancy Dexter
Tierre Turner ...
Cleve
Paul Benjamin ...
Senator David Lee Hart
Jason Bernard ...
Charles Foley
Ed Cambridge ...
Lt. Jake Wayne (as Edmund Cambridge)
Julius Harris ...
Monk Riley
Rosalind Miles ...
Clorils Boston
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Yarbro
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Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called "Black Widow". Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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BLAKE TARR - A billionaire with a brain. Friday couldn't resist him. See more »


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1 August 1977 (Sweden)  »

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Assassinio all'aeroporto  »

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"Friday Foster" was based on a newspaper comic strip that debuted January 18, 1970 by writer Jim Lawrence and artist Jorje Longeron. It was the first mainstream comic strip with a black lead character. The movie gives a "thank you" credit to Chicago Tribune Syndication which licensed the comic strip to newspapers. Ironically, by the time the movie was released in 1975, the comic strip was no more, having ended the previous year. See more »

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Even though the plot is set in February (the finale takes place on Valentine's Day), the trees in the Washington D.C. scenes are all green, and no one is wearing winter clothes. See more »

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Friday Foster: [to Blake] You treat a person like a person... and a woman like a woman.
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Not much of a movie...but what a crazy cast!
30 April 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly mild vehicle for Pam Grier, targeted at the black urban audiences of the 1970s, isn't terribly good despite a varied roster of bemused supporting talents, including Jim Backus, Yaphet Kotto, Scatman Crothers, Godfrey Cambridge, Carl Weathers from "Rocky", Ted Lange from "The Love Boat", and Eartha Kitt, hamming it up as usual playing a breathless fashion designer. Grier (looking lovely) is cast as a professional shutterbug tracking down an assassination ring who target black politicians. Campy nonsense is hardly "The Manchurian Candidate", though it does have a fresh moment here and there. The assembly-line shootout-climax is tired, and the film's production seems cheesy, but Kotto just about steals the picture as Grier's sidekick. ** from ****


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