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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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Taglines:

BLAKE TARR - A billionaire with a brain. Friday couldn't resist him. 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

Pam Grier's underwear is visible in the shower scene. 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 Baadasssss Cinema (2002) See more »

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Lacked Focus
13 March 2015 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

"Friday Foster" (Pam Grier) is a photographer for a magazine in Los Angeles who is sent on an assignment to get pictures of a reclusive billionaire named "Blake Tarr" (Thalmus Rasulala) who is arriving in secret at a nearby airport. Anyway, as she is photographing him from a hidden vantage point, three armed assassins suddenly appear and attempt to kill him. Although she is fortunate to get several pictures of this incident she also finds herself getting drawn deeper and deeper into a complicated and highly dangerous situation which has serious implications for everyone concerned. Now rather than reveal any more of this movie and risk spoiling it for those who haven't seen it I will just say that fans of Pam Grier will probably really like this particular film as she performs in an excellent manner. Unfortunately, she was plagued with a weak script, the plot lacked focus and the director (Arthur Marks) failed to utilize an exceptional supporting cast to their full advantage. Yet, while Pam Grier was able to rise above these obstacles to a certain degree I cannot honestly say the same for her other colleagues--especially Yaphet Kotto (as "Colt Hawkins") whose performance seemed both odd and uneven. In any case, I felt somewhat disappointed in this movie and I have rated it accordingly.


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