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Friday (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  26 April 1995 (USA)
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Two homies, Smokey &Craig, smoke up a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe the dope dealer by 10:00pm that night. In that time they smoke weed, get jacked, and they get 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petak  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)


$27,900,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr. Jones, a dogcatcher by trade, watches Man's Best Friend (1993), a movie about a genetically engineered dog that becomes homicidal. See more »


Near the start, when Craig, Dana and Mrs Jones are round the table, when Dana is sorting her stuff out on the table, keep an eye on the bottom left corner of the screen on the floor. In the hallway there is a shadow. This is definitely not Dana's shadow because the shadow does not match her movements. See more »


Smokey: [sees Big Worm drives away] Florida Evans-looking motherfucker.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: Drunk Knock-Out (Rematch) (2011) See more »


The Way You Do the Things You Do
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Written by Smokey Robinson (as William "Smokey" Robinson) and Bobby Rogers (as Robert Rogers)
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User Reviews

You got knocked the F*** out!
17 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious! As far as comedies go about the hood, this one is hands down the best. Chris Tucker and Ice Cube really mix up nicely in this one. This is a feel good movie and doesn't glorify the gritty hard reality violence of the inner city at all, but rather focuses on strugglin to make it with good humor and staying positive. Sure they smoke weed all up and down side to side through this movie, but you have to remember that brings a certain audience and humor to it that wasn't present before. This movie is downright laugh out loud caliber. The situations this odd couple is forced into are interesting and very funny. The re-watch value for Friday is tremendous and the characters are beautifully developed. There are some true memorable moments in Friday, and even more memorable characters. This is just a fun movie from start to finish and never tries to be perfect. Thank you for keeping it light, and to the point. All we wanted was some fun and it was delivered with Friday.

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