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Friday (1995)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 1995 (USA)
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Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10pm that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed and get jacked and shot at in a drive-by.

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Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends over the course of the day and night, and their ensuing antics, make up the rest of the movie. Written by Anonymous

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a lot can go down between thursday and saturday...

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Rated R for pervasive strong language and drug use, and for a brutal fight | See all certifications »

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26 April 1995 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$27,900,000 (USA)
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Trivia

One of the record albums in Craig's room is "One Nation Under a Groove" (1978) by Funkadelic, the back cover shown upside-down. See more »

Goofs

When Deebo is coming on his bike to Craig's house the first time, Craig takes off his watch while Smokey takes off his pager and chain. When Deebo asks, "What you got, Craig?" Craig says, "I'm broke as a joke," while he puts his hands up and the gold watch is on his wrist. See more »

Quotes

Smokey: Damn! Mrs. Parker finer than a motherfucker.
Craig JonesSmokey: Hi, Mrs. Parker.
Mrs. Parker: Hi, boys.
Smokey: [quieter, but still audible] When you gonna let me *fuck* Mrs. Parker?
Mrs. Parker: What you say, honey?
Smokey: Huh? Nothing.
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Performed by Mack 10
Written by Mack 10 (as D. Rolison)
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Chris Tucker's best R rated performance
14 January 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

When I was 14, I first saw Friday and almost choked from laughter. The script by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh is right on target with it's ghetto humor. Another plus point for the film is it doesn't stereotype. But it's Chris Tucker as Smokey who makes this film. His high pitched voice and mannerisms are classic.Hard-core rapper Ice Cube, after appearing in such hard-hitting films as Boyz 'N the Hood and Higher Learning, played his first comic role in this picture he co-wrote with frequent musical collaborator DJ Pooh. Craig (Ice Cube) manages to get fired on his day off (though he claims it's through no fault of his own) and spends the day hanging out with his buddy Smokey (Chris Tucker) and trying to avoid his father (John Witherspoon), who wants him to find another job immediately. Smokey (whose name might have something to do with his tremendous fondness for marijuana) has even more serious problems; he was given $200 worth of weed to sell by Big Worm (Faizon Love), but he ended up smoking it instead, and if he can't come up with the money by the end of the day, he'll be in a world of hurt (and will put Craig in the same place just for being his friend). And Deebo (Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr.), a gargantuan bully who roams the neighborhood on his bicycle, has it in for Craig, while Craig tries his best just to stay out of his way. As one would expect, Friday features a strong hip-hop soundtrack, featuring tracks by such artists as Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, Mack 10, and Funkdoobiest, as well as old-school R&B selections from The Isley Brothers, Roger, and Rose Royce


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