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Friday (1995)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 1995 (USA)
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 10 p.m. that same night.

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It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having, yesterday, been fired. He is lounging around his house with his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker), a rather incompetent weed dealer. Smokey's problem is that he tends to smoke, rather than sell, his product. This has lead to trouble with Smokey's supplier, Big Worm, who now wants his money, or his product back, or Smokey is a dead man. Then there's Deebo, the local bully, plus Craig's jealous, psychotic girlfriend, Joi, and Debbie, the neighbour Craig has a crush on. A lot can happen while lounging around your house on a Friday. Written by grantss

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

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Comedy | Drama

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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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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$27,900,000 (USA)
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DJ Pooh, who portrays Red, was originally set to play Smokey. However, New Line pressed producers for a better known actor, reaching a deal with Chris Tucker. See more »

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When Craig's dad is telling him that he has a choice between using a gun or his hands for protection, Craig raises his hands to just below his chin. The camera angle changes twice and you see his hands raised above his chin and then back below his chin. See more »

Quotes

Smokey: Why you not goin' to work?
Craig Jones: I got fired yesterday.
Smokey: No shit? I thought you had the day off yesterday.
Craig Jones: I did. I went in to pick up my check, came home, my supervisor called me about four o'clock, told me he got me on tape stealing boxes.
Smokey: The fuck you stealing boxes for? What you trying to build, a clubhouse?
Craig Jones: Hell, no, ain't got me on tape. But they said they did. Fired me on the spot. Talkin' about pressin' charges.
Smokey: Goddamn! You've got to be one stupid motherfucker to get fired on your day off.
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Written by K-Dee and Shaquil Taja-Allah
Courtesy of Lench Mob Records
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One of Your "Voice Crying Out In The Wilderness" Reviews!
22 July 2016 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA, CALI, Colombia & ORLANDO, FL

I was feeling like a GOOD Comedy, (SO hard to come by nowadays, ne c'est pa?) I recalled a recent note from a Friend, touting Friday, saying that only ONE Friend had rated it below 6*. Clicked to check...Nine out of Ten = 10* Reviews and one 8* on PAGE One! Takes place in South Central L.A… Hey! I grew up in SOUTH CENTRAL!...WOW! Sounded like a 100% sure bet, Right? (Queue LOUD Buzzer Sounding) WRONG!!! Was REALLY disappointed...

Here's WHY: Friday did not really offer up much in the way of anything fresh or original. In a DVD Extras' interview, the principals claimed that Friday would show a much more true-to-life, much less violent HOOD, unlike some other famous late 80's early 90's flicks. Hmmm…...

OK, let's see: One of the two main "Buddies", played by a then relatively unknown Chris Tucker, smokes weed, non-stop, 24/7, and is named "Smokey"! Oh! BTW, he also deals Marijuana! …WOW! We've NEVER seen THAT in an inner- city movie before, huh? Excuse me!?! Did they say "True to life...or True to Stereotype?" Well, how about the "much less violent" angle? Hmmm…Two machine-gun toting Gang-bangers spray their house with at least 100 rounds! Hey, just another typical day of peace and quiet in the HOOD, right! There are a number of other negative stereotypes presented as well.

Two things I resent: First, why are these things OK if it's supposedly Black movie…or do I have to say "Afro-American"? Secondly, why are so many people afraid to bring it up, for fear of being labeled, "Racist"? I have African ancestors. They are 6 or 7 generations removed, so I'm pretty bleached out, but I must still have a couple African genes in my genetic profile. So, PLEASE, spare me the racist label, O.K.? Must admit though, HOOD did deliver at least a few good laughs! 5*...ENJOY/DISRUTELA!?!...(I Hope Much More Than I)

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!


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