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Friday (1995)

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

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Taglines:

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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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Petak 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

The clothes that Ice Cube wears at the beginning & end of the film are the same clothes he wore at the end of Boyz N The Hood. See more »

Goofs

When Smokey is spanking the boy who knocks over the trash cans with his belt, he only spanks him a few times yet the sound of the spanks is double the actual amount. See more »

Quotes

Dana Jones: [after Craig punches Deebo out] He thinks he's the Mack...
Mr. Jones: Hehe. Macaroni.
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Alternate Versions

TV versions also include the following scenes:
  • Differant take of Craig and Smokey in Smokey's room, where the marijuana poster is shown later in the scene in place of Smokey's marijuana smoking.
-Craig goes into his sister's room and asks for his Guess shirt, and asks her to hook him up with her friend. He then tells it's 12:30 (really it's 8:30) causing her quickly jump out of bed.
  • -Two of the kids from ice cream truck scene watch Ezal run by carrying two speakers, and talk about how he tried to rob them. Stanley then comes out and sprays them with a hose to get them off his lawn.
  • Craig goes to see what his dad wants, and has to get the TV Guide for him (which is about a foot away). A continuity error also appears showing the TV Guide on the bed, then the table, then the bed, then the table, before Craig gets it for him.
  • Widescreen versions of the film cut off half of Smokey's license plate, so you never see what it actually says. On TV, it's blurred out, and VHS copies show the entire plate reading "FCK IT".
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Connections

Featured in Dr. Dre: Keep Their Heads Ringin' (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

You Got Me Wide Open
Performed by Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell
Written by Ice Cube, Bootsy Collins (as B. Collins), and Bernie Worrell (as B. Worrell)
Courtesy of Ceccil Enterprises
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One of Your "Voice Crying Out In The Wilderness" Reviews!
22 July 2016 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

........................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA, CALI, Colombia & ORLANDO, FL

I was feeling like a GOOD Comedy, (SO hard to come by nowadays, ne c'est pa?) I recalled a recent note from a Friend, touting Friday, saying that only ONE Friend had rated it below 6*. Clicked to check...Nine out of Ten = 10* Reviews and one 8* on PAGE One! Takes place in South Central L.A… Hey! I grew up in SOUTH CENTRAL!...WOW! Sounded like a 100% sure bet, Right? (Queue LOUD Buzzer Sounding) WRONG!!! Was REALLY disappointed...

Here's WHY: Friday did not really offer up much in the way of anything fresh or original. In a DVD Extras' interview, the principals claimed that Friday would show a much more true-to-life, much less violent HOOD, unlike some other famous late 80's early 90's flicks. Hmmm…...

OK, let's see: One of the two main "Buddies", played by a then relatively unknown Chris Tucker, smokes weed, non-stop, 24/7, and is named "Smokey"! Oh! BTW, he also deals Marijuana! …WOW! We've NEVER seen THAT in an inner- city movie before, huh? Excuse me!?! Did they say "True to life...or True to Stereotype?" Well, how about the "much less violent" angle? Hmmm…Two machine-gun toting Gang-bangers spray their house with at least 100 rounds! Hey, just another typical day of peace and quiet in the HOOD, right! There are a number of other negative stereotypes presented as well.

Two things I resent: First, why are these things OK if it's supposedly Black movie…or do I have to say "Afro-American"? Secondly, why are so many people afraid to bring it up, for fear of being labeled, "Racist"? I have African ancestors. They are 6 or 7 generations removed, so I'm pretty bleached out, but I must still have a couple African genes in my genetic profile. So, PLEASE, spare me the racist label, O.K.? Must admit though, HOOD did deliver at least a few good laughs! 5*...ENJOY/DISRUTELA!?!...(I Hope Much More Than I)

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!


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