It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having been fired yesterday. This has lead to trouble with Smokey's (Chris Tucker's) supplier, Big Worm (Faizon Love), who now wants his money, or his product back, or Smokey is a dead man. Then there's Deebo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.), the local bully, plus Craig's jealous, psychotic girlfriend, Joi (Paula Jai Parker), and Debbie (Nia Long), the neighbor Craig has a crush on. A lot can happen while lounging around your house on a Friday.Written by
Chris Tucker and Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr. appeared in The Fifth Element (1997). See more »
When Craig's father calls Craig into his room, he asks Craig to hand him the TV Guide, which is in a different place between shots. See more »
Older the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Man, it's the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Yeah, well she blacker than a motherfucker too.
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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'!".
I am only writing this because 7.3 rating is to low for this movie and just to say that you do not have to be black or live in the "hood" to like it. Not only is it very funny movie but it has a good message with a very good cast and still holds up 23 years after it came out.
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