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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. 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

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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Trivia

Craig is famously known for being caught on camera stealing boxes and getting fired on his day off. In the opening of the extended edition Eazell can be seen running with boxes, this could mean hes the one who got Craig fired. See more »

Goofs

When Big Worm first talks to Smokey, he finishes talking and raises the rear of his car twice between shots, before he drives off. See more »

Quotes

Ezal: Aw, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. God. Oh, I'm hurt. Oh, my neck, my back, my neck and my back. Oh, I want $150,000, but we can settle out of court right now for twenty bucks.
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Alternate Versions

TV versions also include a deleted scene with Lil' Chris and his friend sitting on the sidewalk, when Ezal runs past with a speaker under his arm. They then talk about how Ezal tried to steal from their houses. See more »

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Soundtracks

Friday Night
Performed by Scarface featuring CJ Mac
Written by Scarface (as B. Jordan), CJ Mac (as B. Ross), and J. Johnson
Courtesy of Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe Records
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I wish my Fridays were like this!
24 January 2006 | by ShadySovereignSee 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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