Friday (1995)

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Released:  Wednesday, April 26, 1995  
Length:  91 minutes
Studio: New Line Cinema
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Friday is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.


Based in South Central, Los Angeles, this comedy with a strong hip-hop soundtrack features Craig (Ice Cube - "Boyz in the Hood," "Are We There Yet?"), who manages to get fired on his day off (though he claims it's through no fault of his own) and spends the day hanging out with his buddy Smokey (Chris Tucker - "Rush Hour" franchise, "The Fifth Element") and trying to avoid his father (John Witherspoon - "Boomerang," "Little Man"), who wants him to find another job immediately. Smokey (whose name might have something to do with his tremendous fondness for marijuana) has even more serious of a problem; he was given $200 worth of weed to sell by Big Worm (Faizon Love - "Elf," "Who's Your Caddy?"), but he ended up smoking it instead, and if he can't come up with the money by the end of the day, he'll be in a world of hurt and will put Craig in the same place just for being his friend. Also written by Ice Cube.

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Friday Actor John Witherspoon Dies at 77  10/30/2019 11:11 AM EST
John Witherspoon, comedic star of film and television, died yesterday. He was 77.The actor was well known for his role in the "Friday" franchise, in which he starred opposite of Ice Cube as his character's father. He also starred in "The Jazz Singer", "Boomerang", "Vampire in Brooklyn", and others.His family made the announcement in the following statement they sent to Deadline:"It is with deepest...  More>>

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