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Friday (1995)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 1995 (USA)
Two homies, Smokey and Craig, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the $200 they owe to the dealer by 10 p.m. that same night.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Craig Jones
... Smokey
... Debbie
... Deebo (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr.)
... Mr. Jones
... Mrs. Jones
... Dana Jones
... Joi
... Big Worm
... Red
... Felisha
... Joann
Ronn Riser ... Stanley
... Mrs. Parker
... Mr. Parker
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Storyline

It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having, yesterday, been fired. He is lounging around his house with his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker), a rather incompetent weed dealer. Smokey's problem is that he tends to smoke, rather than sell, his product. This has lead to trouble with Smokey's supplier, Big Worm, who now wants his money, or his product back, or Smokey is a dead man. Then there's Deebo, the local bully, plus Craig's jealous, psychotic girlfriend, Joi, and Debbie, the neighbour Craig has a crush on. A lot can happen while lounging around your house on a Friday. Written by grantss

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a lot can go down between thursday and saturday...

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language and drug use, and for a brutal fight | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Petak  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,467,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,215,918
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Trivia

One of the record albums in Craig's room is "One Nation Under a Groove" (1978) by Funkadelic, the back cover shown upside-down. See more »

Goofs

When Smokey and Craig are hiding out in Craig's room before the drive-by, it is late into the evening, yet the sun is still visible through Craig's window. See more »

Quotes

[Smokey taking a crap outside]
Smokey: You better not tell anybody man.
Ezal: Man, I'm not, man.
Smokey: Keep it on the down low.
Ezal: Alright brother. Damn.
[Looks around and yells]
Ezal: Hey, Smokey back here taking a shit!
Smokey: Ezal!
Ezal: Well, I won't tell anybody else.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 April 2015 (2015) See more »

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Take a Hit
Performed by Mack 10
Written by Mack 10 (as D. Rolison)
Courtesy of Priority Records
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I wish my Fridays were like this!
24 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

After listening to Ice Cube's song "Friday", I was very curious to know how good the actual movie was. Then when I finally bought the DVD of the film, I was very pleased. The movie was a great comedy, filled with laughs and an interesting story.

The whole movie's story takes place on a Friday. It's about two friends (played by Ice Cube and Chris Tucker) who try to get through a regular Friday in their urban neighborhood. Little do these two fellows know, this Friday will be anything but regular. This Friday will be the most different Friday they will ever experience.

The best thing about the movie is Chris Tucker. He gives a very comical and humorous performance as Smokey, the weed-addicted home boy. I've heard that Chris Tucker didn't star in the sequels to this film, so I refuse to watch the sequels. Ice Cube was pretty good in the movie too, but I wish he didn't have to star in the Tucker-less sequels, since Cube & Tucker go well together as buddies.

The soundtrack of the movie is great as well. There are lots of hip hop songs played in various parts of the film. I particularly like the songs from Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, and Ice Cube himself.

The bad part about the movie is that the story itself seems to be over-simplistic. I think a way to improve the movie would have been to add more sub-plots, therefore making the movie contain many funny twists. But still, the movie is pretty good as it is.

To sum up, this is a great movie to watch on a day when you're in need of some good comedy. I'd recommend watching the movie on a good ol' Friday night!

I give this movie a 7/10.


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