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Friday -- This comedy with a strong hip-hop soundtrack features Craig (Ice Cube), who manages to get fired on his day off and spends the day hanging out with his buddy Smokey (Chris Tucker).
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Writers (WGA):
Ice Cube (written by) &
DJ Pooh (written by)
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Release Date:
26 April 1995 (USA) See more »
a lot can go down between thursday and saturday...
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 ten p.m. that same night. In that time, they smoke more weed, get jacked, and they get shot at in a drive-by. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Directed by
F. Gary Gray 
Writing credits
Ice Cube (written by) &
DJ Pooh (written by)

Produced by
W.E. Baker .... co-producer
Patricia Charbonnet .... producer
Helena Echegoyen .... co-executive producer
Ice Cube .... executive producer
DJ Pooh .... associate producer
Andre Robinson Jr. .... associate producer
James Tripp-Haith .... associate producer
Bryan Turner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Frank Fitzpatrick (uncredited)
Simon Franglen (uncredited)
Chuck Wild (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Gerry Lively 
Film Editing by
John Carter 
Casting by
Jaki Brown  (as Jaki Brown-Karman)
Kimberly Hardin 
Production Design by
Bruce Bellamy 
Set Decoration by
Michelle Harding Hollie 
Costume Design by
Shawn Barton 
Makeup Department
Kokeeta Douglas .... assistant makeup artist (as Koketa Douglas)
Cassi Mari .... key makeup artist
Genna Sapia-Ruffin .... assistant makeup artist
Rea Ann Silva .... key makeup artist
Roddy Stayton .... key hair stylist
Production Management
W.E. Baker .... unit production manager
James Tripp-Haith .... post-production supervisor
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second assistant director
Kimberly Sizemore .... second second assistant director (as Kimberly J. Sizemore)
Dwight Williams .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jerrah Armistead .... prop assistant
Davor Atles .... set dresser
Maria L. Baker .... set designer (as Maria Baker)
Daniel Bates .... construction foreman
James T. Bellamy .... laborer
Edwin Bogar .... carpenter
James E. Bowen Jr. .... set dresser (as James Bowen Jr.)
Neil Bowman .... set dresser
Raull Butcher .... carpenter (as Raul Butcher)
Keef Butterworth .... laborer
Reagae Clark .... laborer
Tamara Clinard .... prop assistant
Leif Cole .... carpenter
Aleslie Coleman .... lead person
Aaron Daniels .... set dresser
John Darcey .... laborer
Marc Dessornes .... carpenter
Elizabeth Flaherty .... art department coordinator
Roscoe Fowler .... carpenter
Eduardo Garcia .... set dresser
Laren Hafliger .... greensman
Dale Hart .... carpenter
Ron Helderle .... carpenter
Twain Herron .... assistant props
John Hirtle .... carpenter
Geoff Hubbard .... laborer (as Hubbard Martin)
Leza Ingalls .... painter
Kirt Johnson .... painter
Larry Johnson .... on-set dresser
Robert Jordan .... carpenter
Harvey Keys .... carpenter
Darol King .... set dresser
Aleksandre Kravets .... laborer
John Lawrence .... laborer
Jeff Leahy .... painter
John Leynes .... carpenter
Robert Loftin .... construction coordinator
David Maahs .... painter
Enoch Mack .... carpenter
Michael Madzar .... laborer
Sasha Madzar .... construction coordinator
Paul Mancieri .... laborer
Leonard Martin .... carpenter
Thomas J. Martinez .... on-set dresser
Lori Mazuer .... assistant set decorator
Seth Micklin .... carpenter
Chris Nembhart .... set dresser
Roderick Nunnally .... scenic artist (as Rod Nunnally)
Guy Owens .... property master
Lionel Perezdiez .... set dresser
Jeffrey Reed .... carpenter
Kevin Rodgers .... carpenter
Francis J. Roix .... carpenter (as Francis Roix)
Danny Ronay .... painter
Guadalupe Sandoval .... painter
Jose Sandoval .... scenic artist
Dwain Scarborough .... painter
Rob Shepps .... set dresser
Sherman Singletary .... carpenter
Nick Sternberg .... set dresser
Nicholas Stewart .... carpenter
Kelly Thompson .... painter
Royce Vaughn .... lead person
Mark Vena .... storyboard artist
Miriam Warwick .... painter
Karen E. Weber .... painter (as Karen Weber)
Martell Webster .... set dresser
Robbie Whitelaw .... carpenter
Ronald Williams .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (as Greg Barbanell)
Ken Boesch .... dialogue assistant
Stanley Carr .... boom operator
Robert Davenport .... production sound mixer
Andrew DeCristofaro .... adr editor
Andrew DeCristofaro .... adr supervisor
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer
Jonathan Karp .... sound effects editor
Laura Macias .... foley artist
Leonard Marcel .... sound designer
Leonard Marcel .... sound supervisor
Holly Montgomery .... dialogue assistant
Rod O'Brien .... adr recordist
Yuri Reese .... adr editor
Paul Rodriguez .... manager of sound services
Allan Schultz .... dialogue editor (as Alan Schultz)
Tony Sereno .... sound re-recording mixer
John C. Stuver .... sound effects editor (as Stuv)
Gary Sula-Goff .... foley assistant (as Gary Sula-Soff)
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Kerri Wilson .... dialogue intern
Bry Worthy .... dialogue intern
D. Chris Smith .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Loftin .... special effects
Mike Sullivan .... special effects assistant (as Michael Sullivan)
Amanda LeFlore .... stunts
Julian LeFlore .... stunts
Julius LeFlore .... stunt coordinator
Rusty McClennon .... stunts
Harry Stanback .... stunts
F. Pierre Gatling .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Bass .... electrician
Jon Bauroth .... grip (as John Bauroth)
David Jamal Childress .... electrician
Jack Chouchanian .... best boy grip
John Clevenger .... grip
Steve Coleman .... camera loader
Howard Cosgrove .... grip
Michelle Crenshaw .... Steadicam assistant
Brian Cross .... still photographer
Stephen Dennis .... best boy grip
Sean 'A.H.' Duggan .... grip (as Sean Duggan)
Chris Funk .... electrician
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kurt Gardner)
Nicola Goode .... still photographer
Emil Hampton .... Steadicam assistant
Bradford R. Jamieson .... electrician (as Bradford Jamisson)
Earl Joachim .... electrician
Van Johnson .... grip
Kevin Kallen .... key grip
Dave Kemp .... best boy grip (as David Kemp)
John Mang .... key grip
Michael Martino .... first assistant camera
Julius Metoyer .... gaffer (as Julius Metoyer Jr.)
Reginald Morris .... electrician
Ngoli Vukani Nyirenda .... electrician (as Ngoli Nyirenda)
Dwayne Platz .... grip
Emmet Riser .... video playback operator
Jason Rothkowitz .... second assistant camera
Mark Scott .... 24 frame video operator (as Mark I. Scott)
Mark Spignese .... grip
Jeff Stewart .... electrician
Jeffrey Ray Strong .... best boy electric (as Jeffrey Strong)
Scott T. Sudduth .... electrician (as Scott Suddith)
Rick Tucker .... key grip
Darryl Walthall .... electrician
Warren Washington .... electrician
Derek Wells .... dolly grip
Paul Woods .... grip
Vernon Wynne .... electrician
Roderick Young .... electrician
Chris 'Kit' Ryan .... assistant camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Monica R. Cooper .... extras casting (as Monica Cooper)
Keno K. Deary .... casting assistant
Teddy Stewart .... casting assistant
Leah Daniels .... casting associate (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paulette E. Holmon .... wardrobe supervisor (as Paulette Holman)
Katrina Mastrolia .... costumer
Bess Stansell .... key costumer
Eric Upshur .... costumer
Ernestine Wallace .... costumer
Dana R. Woods .... costumer (as Dana Woods)
Editorial Department
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
J.R. Post .... negative cutter (as JR Post)
Dirk Westervelt .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Ross Bolton .... featured performer: Hidden Faces
Tim Boyle .... music mixer
Tim Boyle .... music recordist
Thom Brennan .... music editor: Acme Soundworks
Bobby Bryant .... music arranger: horns
Frank Fitzpatrick .... music supervisor
Simon Franglen .... featured performer: Hidden Faces
Willie Green Jr. .... featured performer: Hidden Faces
Phenix Horns .... featured performer: Hidden Faces (as Phenix Horns Esq.)
Iki Levi .... featured performer: Hidden Faces
Lui Lui Satterfield .... featured performer: Hidden Faces
Andrew Shack .... executive music consultant (as Andrew M. Shack)
Sandy K. Tanaka .... music clearances (as Sandy Tanaka)
John Joseph Thomas .... music editor: Acme Soundworks (as John Thomas)
David Tobocman .... featured performer: Hidden Faces
David Tobocman .... music mixer
David Tobocman .... music recordist
Chuck Wild .... featured performer: Hidden Faces
Dorothy Coleman-Pincus .... vocalist (uncredited)
Dana Sano .... music executive (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John Blenkhorn .... driver (as John T. Blenkhorn)
Paul Bortoli .... driver
G. Ivan Connelly .... driver
Heath Culp .... driver
Johnny Davis .... driver (as Johnny T. Davis)
John De Troia .... driver (as John DeTroia)
Walter Foster .... driver
Michael Gardley .... driver
Michael Granata .... driver
James Grant .... driver
Mark W. Jones .... driver
Mary S. Jones .... driver
Nelson Jones .... driver
David Lifton .... driver
Terry Mack .... transportation coordinator
Donald B. Martin .... driver (as Don Martin)
Sean Neel .... driver
Antonio Onate .... driver
Benjamin Rivera .... driver
DeAnna Rush .... driver (as De Anna Rush)
Mary La Ree Sgrignoli .... driver
Mark Timpe .... driver
Carlos Williams .... transportation captain
Other crew
Douglas 'Butch' Allen .... location assistant
Donnya Banks .... additional group talent
Barry F. Boyd .... production assistant (as Barry Boyd)
Vicki Boyd .... production secretary
Paul DeWayne Calderon .... production assistant
Phil Colo'n .... intern to director
Charmaine Dixon .... assistant to co-producer
Melissa Elliott .... title designer: main and end titles (as Melissa Limmer)
Frank Fitzpatrick .... producer: Hidden Faces
John Frick .... assistant accountant
Lucia Gerbino .... craft service
Barbara Harris .... adr group supervisor
Monique Hernandez .... studio teacher
James Patrick Hill .... production assistant
Lawrence T. Holmes .... location assistant (as Lawrence Holmes)
Tanisha Holmon .... production intern
Ezekiel Jackson .... security coordinator (as Ezekiel X. Jackson)
Tony Jacobs .... production accountant
Sati Jamal .... staff assistant
Jackie Kiang .... production coordinator
Tendaji Lathan .... production assistant
Kojo Lewis .... location manager
Ricardo Lozier .... craft service (as Rico Lozier)
Thomas Murry .... assistant location manager
Kia M. Neal .... publicity assistant (as Kia Neal)
Shari Poindexter .... assistant to co-producer (as Shari Lynn Poindexter)
Eric Powers .... location assistant
Andrew Price .... location assistant
Doran Reed .... production assistant (as A. Doran Reed)
Kelly Richardson .... assistant to director
Mark Richardson .... location assistant
E.J. Roberts .... craft service
Mai Lei Robinson .... production assistant
Karen Sanquist .... assistant accountant
Carita Spencer-Bryant .... studio teacher
Melisa Sánchez .... script supervisor (as Melisa Sanchez)
Chris W. Tyson .... location assistant
Heather Wesley .... assistant to producer
Tami Womack .... assistant to executive producer
Tami Womack .... corporate secretary
Ryan Stefan Bantu .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
Georgina Cabrera .... publicity intern (uncredited)
Michael Gruber .... special thanks
Nina Shaw .... special thanks
Lee Young .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
Rated R for pervasive strong language and drug use, and for a brutal fight
91 min | 97 min (director's cut)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Singapore:NC16 | Spain:18 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #33452) | USA:R (certificate #45391) (director's cut)

Did You Know?

This was Meagan Good's first film. She was "girl #2" that gets pushed out of the way by Smokey at the ice cream truck.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Deebo:Come on Smoke, Stanley left his window open.
Smokey:I can't I'm on probation.
Deebo:Stop being a bitch and come on.
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The Way You Do the Things You DoSee more »


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40 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
I still pop this baby in the VCR, 1 May 2005
Author: Unbreakable27 from United States

Eleven years ago (one year before this movie debuted), if you'd have told me you can get an entire movie from two guys sitting on their porch on a hot Friday afternoon, I'd have said you were nuts.

I first saw this movie on a date with my girlfriend as a teenager way back in 1995 (it's hard to believe that was 10 years ago, I laughed through it then and I laugh through it now.

It's also the movie that made me a Chris Tucker mark.

I see everything that guy is in.

The same goes for Cube.

I love this movie's ability to show that ghettos aren't all like the 'Good Times' TV series.

This movie keeps it's lightheartedness throughout especially with funny characters to support Cube and Tucker like DJ Pooh, A.J. Johnson and Tiny Lister.

It also doesn't hurt to have Nia Long with her fine self in it either.

But as I stated this movie is very lighthearted and doesn't begin to get serious at all until the end where Craig tears Smokey a new one for getting him involved in the mess, Big Worm's assassination attempt on Craig and Smokey and Craig coming to the aid of Debbie (Nia) when D-bo (Lister) is beating her up.

It's at those two points you almost forget this is supposed to be a comedy movie.

The most important message in this movie actually came from Johnny Witherspoon who portrayed Craig's father.

He gave his son some very fatherly advise...which I hope to follow with my own son one day.

Although I can't say I'd have been that calm if I walked into my son's room and saw him holding a semi-aotumatic 9mm pistol.

But I did like his I believe it was meant to be a message to the audience.

"You kids today are nothing but punks, so quick to pick up a gun. You scared to take an ass-whipping!" (referring to his fists) "These are all the protection you need. You win some, you lose some, but you live!"

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