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Man Friday (1975)

During the 17th century, shipwrecked English seaman Robinson Crusoe, after years of solitude, spots natives on his deserted Pacific island and befriends one who he names Friday.

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Jack Gold

Writers:

Daniel Defoe (novel), Adrian Mitchell (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter O'Toole ... Robinson Crusoe
Richard Roundtree ... Friday
Peter Cellier ... Carey
Christopher Cabot Christopher Cabot ... McBain
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Doctor
Sam Seabrook Sam Seabrook ... Young Girl
Stanley Bennett Clay ... Young Boy (as Stanley Clay)
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Storyline

Englishman Robinson Crusoe, stranded alone on an island for years, is overjoyed to find a fellow man, a black islander whom he names Friday. But Crusoe cannot overcome the shackles of his own heritage and upbringing and is incapable of seeing Friday as anything other than a savage who needs Crusoe's brand of cultural and religious enlightenment. Friday attempts to share his own more generous and unashamed culture, but ultimately realizes that Crusoe can never see him as anything but an inferior being. With that awareness, Friday sets out to turn the tables on Crusoe. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Master's law was one of order. Friday's law was one of life. Each tried to overcome the other! See more »

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Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1976 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

'Sexta-Feira' See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Friday: You're not dancing at all. Only your feet are dancing.
Robinson Crusoe: What am I supposed to bloody dance with?
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Pretty poor and a waste of Peter O' Toole.

This half-baked version of the brilliant novel "Robinson Crusoe," is ruined by shoddy production values, poor plotting and woeful dialogue. Peter O' Toole - one of the greatest actors of his generation - should have been offered a better film than "Man Friday." Richard Roundtree (a flash in the pan) was making poor film after poor film. There may be some good photography but that can only compensate for so much.


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