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Friday (1995)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 1995 (USA)
TV Program
3:47 | TV Program
Two homies, Smokey and Craig Jones, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the two hundred dollars they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night.

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Ice Cube, DJ Pooh
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1,654 ( 235)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Craig Jones
Chris Tucker ... Smokey
Nia Long ... Debbie
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Deebo (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr.)
John Witherspoon ... Mr. Jones
Anna Maria Horsford ... Mrs. Jones
Regina King ... Dana Jones
Paula Jai Parker ... Joi
Faizon Love ... Big Worm
DJ Pooh ... Red
Angela Means ... Felisha
Vickilyn Reynolds ... Joann
Ronn Riser Ronn Riser ... Stanley
Kathleen Bradley ... Mrs. Parker
Tony Cox ... Mr. Parker
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Storyline

It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having been fired yesterday. This has lead to trouble with Smokey's (Chris Tucker's) supplier, Big Worm (Faizon Love), who now wants his money, or his product back, or Smokey is a dead man. Then there's Deebo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.), the local bully, plus Craig's jealous, psychotic girlfriend, Joi (Paula Jai Parker), and Debbie (Nia Long), the neighbor Craig has a crush on. A lot can happen while lounging around your house on a Friday. Written by grantss

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the begining of the credits, you can see Ezal (Anthony Johnson) running down the street with boxes. These are the boxes that Craig Jones (Ice Cube) gets blamed for stealing. See more »

Goofs

When Smokey and Craig are hiding in the back of the pickup truck after the drive-by, the light of the camera is reflected on the van, and in the window of a neighboring house See more »

Quotes

Red: My pops told me to ask for my bike back... you know I wouldn't trip.
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Alternate Versions

TV versions also include a deleted scene with Lil' Chris and his friend sitting on the sidewalk, when Ezal runs past with a speaker under his arm. They then talk about how Ezal tried to steal from their houses. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Superhoes
Performed by Funkdoobiest
Written by Deejay Muggs (as L. Muggerud), Son Doobie (as J. Vasquez), and R. Medrano
Courtesy of Immortal/Epic Records
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A movie everyone should give it try.
22 December 2018 | by tonysobonSee all my reviews

I am only writing this because 7.3 rating is to low for this movie and just to say that you do not have to be black or live in the "hood" to like it. Not only is it very funny movie but it has a good message with a very good cast and still holds up 23 years after it came out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,589,341, 30 April 1995

Gross USA:

$27,467,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,215,918
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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