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Foxy Brown (1974)

A voluptuous black vigilante takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Director:

Jack Hill

Writer:

Jack Hill

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pam Grier ... Foxy Brown
Antonio Fargas ... Link Brown
Peter Brown ... Steve Elias
Terry Carter ... Michael Anderson
Kathryn Loder ... Katherine Wall
Harry Holcombe ... Judge Fenton
Sid Haig ... Hays
Juanita Brown ... Claudia
Sally Ann Stroud Sally Ann Stroud ... Deb
Bob Minor ... Oscar
Tony Giorgio ... Eddie
Fred Lerner ... Bunyon
Judith Cassmore Judith Cassmore ... Vicki (as Judy Cassmore)
H.B. Haggerty ... Brandi
Boyd 'Red' Morgan Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Slauson (as Boyd Red Morgan)
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Storyline

A sexy black woman, Foxy Brown, seeks revenge when her government agent boyfriend Michael is shot down by gangsters led by the kinky couple of Steve Elias and Miss Katherine. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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A chick with drive who don't take no jive! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Final film of Kathryn Loder. See more »

Goofs

When Foxy enters her home with her boyfriend Michael, the door is visible behind them. The door has a window shade which is halfway down at the beginning of the scene. During the course of the conversation between Foxy, her brother Link and Michael the window shade suddenly appears to be pulled much farther down. See more »

Quotes

Foxy Brown: [pretending to be call girl, Misty Cotton] Let's you and me stop wastin' each others precious time. You tell me who you want done and I'll do the hell out of him. If the price is right.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was uncut. The 1987 video version had 2 mins 48 secs removed from the rape scene, shots of drug taking, and a woman's bloodied throat. All cuts were fully restored in 1998. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Undercover Brother (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme Of Foxy Brown
Written & Performed by Willie Hutch
Backing Vocals by Carol Willis, Julia Waters (as Julia Tillman) and Maxine Waters Willard (as Maxine Willard)
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Action-packed, afro-sheened cinema!!!!!!
13 July 2001 | by ColemanDerrickSee all my reviews

This was one of the most violent, nonhorror films that I can recall from the 1970s. Beyond the blaxploitation label, Foxy Brown is a solid adventure film, that remains timely to this day. Kudos to Jack Hill, who worked up another treasure with the lovely Ms. Grier. Peter Brown and Kathryn Loder truly deliver unforgettable performances as depraved, sadistic villains, who love each other, but care little for anyone else. The love their characters share is a contrast to the evil that Mr. Elias and Ms. Wall do. As a note, I try to keep things in perspective, and stick to reviewing each film that I write about. But to whoever chooses to read this particular comment, please keep something in mind about the blaxploitation films:

1. They are action films, for the most part, beyond race. 2. These movies were made to play up the social issues of the time, and even today; so yes, most of the villains were white--deal with it!! 3. Because the blaxploitation films were produced in Hollywood, you should take note that the strong, physical prowess exhibited by the heroes and heroines of the films eventually find their way into the mainstream, as the Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Commando, and Cobra movies of the 1980s and 1990s utilize the same, over-the-top action in urban settings. These films, with white leads, are more inline with the blaxploitation formula, than Dirty Harry and Death Wish pics; the Eastwood and Bronson characters mainly used their guns, and rarely duked it out with any villains.

So maybe I am rambling, but my point is this: enjoy each film for what it's worth. And keep in mind, the target audience for blaxploitation movies was ignored by studios during the decades before the 1970s. If you are white, and like blaxploitation, or of any race and think of these movies as cliched slices of the 1970s, please open your minds and keep a proper perspective of the times.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burn, Coffy, Burn! See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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