New Line Cinema Released 1995



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Movie Summary

F. Gary Gray

Friday follows Craig, 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 and trying to avoid his father, who wants him to find another job immediately. Smokey has even more serious of a problem; he was given $200 worth of weed to sell by Big Worm, 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.


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Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    It's the right format for this scattershot jokefest, which at times resembles a vaudeville act crossed with the kind of goofy bludgeoning antics that sometimes make it into gangsta...

  • 40

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Rather like a cross between "Up in Smoke" and an episode of "The Jeffersons, Friday is a crudely made, sometimes funny bit of porchfront humor from the 'hood.

  • 25

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    It takes about 20 minutes to catch on that Friday is without narrative drive - and about as long to figure out that the film offers nothing better in place of it.


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      • Production Budget - $3,500,000
        Domestic Gross - $28,215,918 (62nd)

        Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $52,929,170

      • Other production companies:
        Priority Films

      • Tagline:
        A lot can go down between Thursday and Saturday...

      • Filmed in Los Angeles.

      • Music:
        Tryin' to See Another Day
        Performed by The Isley Brothers
        Written by Ronald Isley, Ernie Isley, Angela Winbush
        Freddie's Dead
        Performed by Curtis Mayfield
        Written by Curtis Mayfield
        The Way You Do the Things You Do
        Performed by The Temptations
        Written by Smokey Robinson and Bobby Rogers
        Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine)
        Performed by James Brown
        Written by James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Ron Lenhoff
        Roll It Up, Light It Up, Smoke It Up
        Performed by Cypress Hill
        Written by Larry Muggerud, B-Real, Senen Reyes
        Hoochie Mama
        Performed by 2 Live Crew
        Written by Luther Campbell, Mr. Mixx, Brother Marquis, Fresh Kid Ice
        Hittin' Corners
        Performed by K-Dee
        Written by K-Dee, Shaquil Taja-Allah
        I Heard It Through the Grapevine
        Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
        Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
        Written by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
        Heartbreaker (Part I, Part II)
        Performed by Zapp
        Written by Roger Troutman and Larry Troutman
        I Heard It Through the Grapevine
        Performed by Roger Troutman
        Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
        Lettin' Niggas Know
        Performed by Threat
        Written by C. Lloyd, M. Jordan
        I Wanna Get Next to You
        Performed by Rose Royce
        Written by Norman Whitfield
        Coast II Coast
        Performed by Tha Alkaholiks
        Written by Tash, J-Ro, E-Swift
        Performed by Funkdoobiest
        Written by Larry Muggerud, Son Doobie, R. Medrano
        Take a Hit
        Performed by Mack 10
        Written by Mack 10
        Low Rider
        Performed by War
        Written by Morris D. Dickerson, Charles Miller, Thomas Allen, Harold R. Brown, Howard E. Scott, Lee Oskar, Lonnie Jordan, Jerry Goldstein
        Keep Their Heads Ringin'
        Performed by Dr. Dre
        Written by Dr. Dre, Sam Sneed, J-Flex
        Little Child Runnin' Wild
        Performed by Curtis Mayfield
        Written by Curtis Mayfield
        You Got Me Wide Open
        Performed by Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell
        Written by Ice Cube, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell
        Friday Night
        Performed by Scarface featuring CJ Mac
        Written by Scarface, CJ Mac, J. Johnson
        Mary Jane
        Performed by Rick James
        Written by Rick James
        Blast If I Have To
        Performed by E-A-Ski
        Written by E-A-Ski, M. Ogleton
        Performed by Ice Cube
        Written by Ice Cube

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    Comedy, Drama


    Cult, Adult