Friday

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New Line Cinema Released 1995

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Movie Summary

Director:
F. Gary Gray
Released:
1995
Rating:
R

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
      Control
      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
      Superhoes
      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
      Friday
      Performed by Ice Cube
      Written by Ice Cube

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Categories

Comedy, Drama

Themes

Cult, Adult