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Foxy Brown (1974)

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

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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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Don't mess aroun' with Foxy Brown Don't mess aroun' with Foxy Brown - She's the meanest chick in town! See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Kathryn Loder. See more »

Goofs

When Foxy and Claudia are in the hotel room with the Judge, they remove his boxer shorts. While removing his shorts, it is clear that the Judge isn't wearing any shoes, only socks. Then when the Judge is pushed and falls into the hallway, socks are visible on his feet (w/out shoes). Moments later when he is seen by the women in the hallway, he is suddenly wearing shoes and socks. See more »

Quotes

Link Brown: Foxy, I'm a black man, and I don't know how to sing, and I don't know how to dance, and I don't know how to preach to no congregation. I'm too small to be a football hero, and too ugly to be elected mayor. But I watch TV and see all these folks and the nice homes they live in and all them fancy cars they drive, I just get so full of ambition. Now you tell me what I'm supposed to do with all this ambition?
Foxy Brown: I don't know, Link, I just don't want to see you end up in jail, or gunned down in the ...
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me Some Of That Good Old Love
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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