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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.

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Ice Cube, DJ Pooh
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Craig Jones
Chris Tucker ... Smokey
Nia Long ... Debbie
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Deebo (as Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr.)
John Witherspoon ... Mr. Jones
Anna Maria Horsford ... Mrs. Jones
Regina King ... Dana Jones
Paula Jai Parker ... Joi
Faizon Love ... Big Worm
DJ Pooh ... Red
Angela Means ... Felisha
Vickilyn Reynolds ... Joann
Ronn Riser Ronn Riser ... Stanley
Kathleen Bradley ... Mrs. Parker
Tony Cox ... Mr. Parker
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Storyline

It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having, yesterday, been fired. . 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White | Color (FotoKem)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The neighborhood where the film takes place is the same street where the film's director, F. Gary Gray, grew up in South Central, Los Angeles. Principal houses that were used for filming were houses of old friends of the director. The scene where Deebo punches Red into the air is the house that Gray grew up in. See more »

Goofs

When Deebo is coming on his bike to Craig's house the first time, Craig takes off his watch while Smokey takes off his pager and chain. When Deebo asks, "What you got, Craig?" Craig says, "I'm broke as a joke," while he puts his hands up and the gold watch is on his wrist. See more »

Quotes

Pastor Clever: [at Smokey] Excuse me brother, what we call drugs at the 74th Street Baptist Church we call the sin of sin sins.
Smokey: Well round here, between Normandie and Western, we call this here a little twenty twen twen...
Craig Jones: Right...
Smokey: Nigga...
Pastor Clever: Give me a little for my cataracts.
Smokey: You didn't put in on this man.
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Alternate Versions

On the USA Network airings, extra and alternate footage has been inserted to bring up the film's running time and to replace some of the more harsh language. Among other things, this version contains:
  • a scene where we are introduced to Felicia, where she is asking Craig to borrow something;
  • the "you got knocked the fuck out" scenes have been replaced with alternately shot footage of Smokey, most notably the last scene where he says "You got knocked the hell out!... Payback's a mother, ain't it? Peace!"
  • the ending scene is an alternate take, where the "I was just bullshittin'" line is replaced by "I was just playin'!".
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Soundtracks

I Wanna Get Next to You
Performed by Rose Royce
Written by Norman Whitfield
Courtesy of MCA Records
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User Reviews

 
Friday is just the start.....
21 June 2005 | by Venomly_CarnageSee all my reviews

Chris Tucker and Ice Cube what more do you want for a Movie like this!? This movie was funny, bright and original. theirs not a point in the movie where it goes dull or boring.

Its starts off when Craig (Cube) wakes up on a Friday morning with his friend Smokey (Tucker) outside of his house for only Smokey to find out Craig got fired on his day off, Smokey tries helping Craig feel better by Rolling him Joints and drinking beer, Craig doesn't touch weed, until Smokey forces him to, they both end up getting high, Along comes Big Worm, the man that gives Smokey the weed to sell, only for Smokey to smoke, later on Big Worm finds out Smokey doesn't have the cash to cough up so Big Worm gives Smokey a deadline warning, or a drive-by. Craig has nothing to do with it, but nothing matters no more.

Through out the movie comes local bully's, Stupid Neighbours, dumb friends, Early 90's rap music, drive-by's, Horney midgets, fights and Craig & Smokey. A lot can go down between Thursday and Saturday!

10/10


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