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Friday Foster (1975)

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At Los Angeles airport, magazine photographer Friday Foster witnesses an assassination attempt against billionaire Blake Tarr and is drawn into a murky political conspiracy.

Director:

Arthur Marks

Writers:

Orville H. Hampton (screenplay) (as Orville Hampton), Arthur Marks (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pam Grier ... Friday Foster
Yaphet Kotto ... Colt Hawkins
Godfrey Cambridge ... Ford Malotte
Thalmus Rasulala ... Blake Tarr
Eartha Kitt ... Madame Rena
Jim Backus ... Enos Griffith
Scatman Crothers ... Noble Franklin
Ted Lange ... Fancy Dexter
Tierre Turner ... Cleve
Paul Benjamin ... Sen. David Lee Hart
Jason Bernard ... Charles Foley
Ed Cambridge ... Lt. Jake Wayne (as Edmund Cambridge)
Julius Harris ... Monk Riley
Rosalind Miles Rosalind Miles ... Clorils Boston
Carl Weathers ... Yarbro
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Storyline

Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called "Black Widow". Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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FORD MALOTTE - is yen was for men - not for Friday Foster! See more »

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Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1977 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassinio all'aeroporto See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julius Harris and Yaphet Kotto starred together in Nothing But a Man (1964) and Live and Let Die (1973) See more »

Goofs

When Friday goes on assignment to photograph Blake Tarr's arrival in Los Angeles, the iconic Washington Dulles Airport terminal building is shown. See more »

Quotes

Ford Malotte: [to Friday] Take my advice stay out of it. Get laid have a baby or something.
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Referenced in Jackie Brown: How It Went Down (2002) See more »

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Friday
Written by Bodie Chandler
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Blaxploitation for kids!
12 July 2002 | by DJ InfernoSee all my reviews

"Friday Foster" - the reputation of this work is more legendary than the film itself. I was quite disappointed when I saw it for the first time, because it didn´t deliver the typical kickass madness you normally get from a Pam Grier movie! The storyline is tame, the forced political correctness is only pesky and the whole stuff lacks in violence and sex, so prepare for blaxploitation in its mildest form! If you want to be entertained somehow watch out for the performances of genre greats like Yaphet Kotto, Carl Weathers, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers or Thalmus Rasulala! Their fine acting improves this average film considerably. Main actress Pam Grier is convincing in the lead, but she´s not that sexy and tough as she was in "Coffy" or "Foxy Brown"! A quite unspectacular film, nothing special at all!


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