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Friday Foster (1975)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  1 August 1977 (Sweden)
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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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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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FORD MALOTTE - is yen was for men - not for Friday Foster! See more »


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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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Pam Grier's underwear is visible in the shower scene. 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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Solid Pam Grier
29 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pam Grier is back in action in the big screen adaptation of 'Friday Foster'. Friday Foster debuted in January 1970 as the first comic strip to star a black woman. It was syndicated and featured soap operatic story lines drawn in a realistic style, similar to Mary Worth, and starred an ex- model turned photojournalist somewhat like Diahann Carol.

I think a lot of blaxploitation fans have a hard time getting their heads around this movie because it's a different role for Pam Grier than the gritty asskicker she played so well in movies like Coffy. Nonetheless, this film gives Pam an opportunity to show range as an actress. I think Pam Grier is one of the most beautiful actresses in the history of film with real star charisma. It's good to see her getting credit.

Although it has the elements of classic blaxploitation - car chases, shootouts - Friday Foster is fun, light hearted comic strip of a film. Definitely see it.


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