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Friday After Next (2002)

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Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas... See full summary »

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Marcus Raboy

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Ice Cube (characters), DJ Pooh (characters) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Craig
Mike Epps ... Day-Day / Old Man with Shotgun
John Witherspoon ... Mr. Jones
Don 'D.C.' Curry ... Uncle Elroy
Anna Maria Horsford ... Mrs. Jones
Clifton Powell ... Pinky
K.D. Aubert ... Donna
Bebe Drake ... Mrs. Pearly
Katt Williams ... Money Mike
Rickey Smiley ... Santa Claus
Terry Crews ... Damon
Maz Jobrani ... Moly
Reggie Gaskins ... Officer Dix
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Officer Hole
Brian Stepanek ... Officer #3
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Storyline

Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas Eve they team up to track him down. Written by PhatBleek

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Xmas in the hood! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,010,767, 24 November 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,983,713, 9 February 2003
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Don Curry and Mike Epps play father and son but are really only 9 years apart. Don Curry and John Witherspoon play brothers but are really almost 20 years apart See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when the Santa thief is running from Craig and Day-Day, he jumps over a chain fence and then runs over the roof a car to get away from them. in the next shot when Craig and Day-Day jump the fence, there is a 4x4 there and no car. See more »

Quotes

Money Mike: Can I help you?
Crime Brother #1: No.
Money Mike: No? Well this ain't the Baby Gap.
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The name of the editor (who "cut" the film) gets cut in half with a chainsaw. See more »

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References NYPD Blue (1993) See more »

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Written by Rampage (as R. McNair), Spliff Starr (as W. Lewis), Rah Digga (as R. Fisher),
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Performed by The Flipmode Squad featuring Busta Rhymes
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Running out of gas...
1 December 2002 | by rogerebertscloneSee all my reviews

Having been a fan of the first Friday, my expectations for the second one weren't exactly high [no pun intended], given the fact that Chris Tucker wasn't in it. But it turned out to be an okay movie. I also noticed the direction it took the franchise to -- low brow humor. The first had a little bit of it, but the second one seemed like it just wanted to gross you out with its sick humor and poop jokes.

You won't find much difference in this Friday. Turning the series on its ear and giving it a fresh new spin with the Christmas theme seemed like an intriguing idea. Did it work? Hells yeah. With the uncontrollable Mike Epps once again playing the crazy sidekick to Cube's Craig, Chris Tucker seems like a distant memory. Out goes the semi-seriousness of the first one about the reality of the hood, and in comes the all out craziness that solidified the second. The only memorable characters in this one are Money Mike and Damon. If you're a fan of the series, by all means, rent it.

By the end of the movie, you'll ponder if this was the best way to close out the trilogy. Was it as funny as they could make it? Memorable? With a stronger script and more reigned-in performances, it could have been. Average at best. But let's hope Cube ends it here.


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