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Friday (1995)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 26 April 1995 (USA)
TV Program
3:47 | TV Program
Two homies, Smokey and Craig Jones, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the two hundred dollars 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 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 grantss

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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 »

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Trivia

Chris Tucker and Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr. appeared in The Fifth Element (1997). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Smokey: Older the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Craig Jones: Man, it's the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
Smokey: Yeah, well she blacker than a motherfucker too.
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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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Connections

Featured in Straight Outta Compton (2015) See more »

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Friday
Performed by Ice Cube
Written by Ice Cube
Courtesy of Priority Records
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A movie everyone should give it try.
22 December 2018 | by tonysobonSee all my reviews

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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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,589,341, 30 April 1995

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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