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Friday Foster

4.1 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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Soul Cinema superstar Pam Grier leads an outta-sight, all-star cast, including Yaphet Kotto (Alien), Eartha Kitt (TV's original Catwoman), Carl Weathers (RockyÂ(r)), Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Ted Lange ("The Love Boat"), Jim Backus ("Gilligan's Island") and Godfrey Cambridge (Cotton Comes to Harlem) in this ultra-slick, pulse-pumping actioner that brings a foxy camerawoman into the focus of danger! When photographer Friday Foster (Grier) unwittingly uncovers a white supremecist plot to knock off all of the country's top black leaders, she andher free-wheelin', trouble-dealin' P.I. friend, Hawkins (Kotto), go on a mission to stomp the killers' plans! From the backstage murders at a righteous fashion show to a pedal-to-the-metal car chase from a funeralin a hearse(!)this shutterbuggin' babe will go anywhere and do anything to expose the corruptiononly this time, the shooting isn't just with a camera!

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  • Actors: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Thalmus Rasulala, Eartha Kitt
  • Directors: Arthur Marks
  • Writers: Arthur Marks, Jim Lawrence, Orville H. Hampton
  • Producers: Arthur Marks
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Restricted
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: January 9, 2001
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000053VBB
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,146 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Friday Foster" on IMDb

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Format: VHS Tape
"Friday Foster" is a light-hearted effort, not as violent or sexual as "Coffy" or "Foxy Brown" but is still enjoyable. As the title character, Grier plays a photo journalist for a fashion magazine who stumbles onto an assasination attempt on a prominent black politician. Following her nose, she discovers a larger conspiracy out to eliminate other black politicans. Still perfectly of the 1970's, it has its share of violence, including an unintentionally hilarious rooftop gun fight between Yaphet Kotto and Carl Weathers. Pam Grier still contributes her obligatory nude scenes, one in a shower, one in a jacuzzi, and of course one in a bed. Comedian Godfrey Cambridge has an interesting role as a gay club owner, and Ted Lange from "The Love Boat" makes a funny cameo as a sweet-talking pimp. Other blaxploitation regulars appear throughout the film as well.
"Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" still remain the ultimate Pam Grier films, but this one still stands tall with it's blaxploitation culture ("She's just all woman", "Damn I need a beer!"). "Friday Foster" is a worthy addition for the hardcore fans.
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Format: DVD
There are only two special features on this DVD, and they both belong to Pam Grier. And that's reason enough to buy it! She has two nude scenes in this lackluster blaxploitation thriller that largely fails to thrill, and her sparkle is the only spark here. A good cast, including Jim Backus, Earha Kitt, Carl Weathers, Scatman Crothers, and Yaphet Kotto, is wasted here, but they try their best with what they're given. The movie is in widescreen and the image quality is excellent. There's the movie trailer and a scene and language selector, and that's it. For `70s blaxploitation genre fans and Pam Grier fans only, but that's quite a large audience!
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I gotta hand it to Olive Films for getting into the Blu-Ray market and releasing some of those older classic films that their original companies aren't releasing for who knows why. They also just released 1981's "Caveman" and the Asian film "Eat, Drink, Man Woman". As a result, I started to look deeper into what this company has on the agenda for future releases.

So, with their release of Soul Cinema's 1975 classic "Cooley High", and their three new Pam Grier releases of "Coffy" (1973), "Foxy Brown" (1974), and "Friday Foster" (1975), I hope that they will continue to release many of the other Pam Grier films of the early to mid 1970's.

So, I hope we will see "Black Mama, White Mama" (1973), "Sheba, Baby" (1975), "Bucktown" (1975), and maybe "The Arena" (1973).

I will be watching for other future releases from Olive Films since they know that there is still a great love and market for older films.
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Format: DVD
Friday Foster may not be Foxy Brown, but it's well worth your time if you're into this genre. It does have a catchy little theme song! It doesn't have alot of the action and violence of other Grier films, it's more about unravelling a conspiracy. Jim Backus is given high billing, but only appears in one scene. Carl Weathers is at the bottom of the billing, but appears in most of the film-But that's a good thing, coz who doesn't like Carl Weathers? Yaphet Koto, as usual, is a joy, and actually gets a few laughs. For those like myself who occasionally fantasize coming home from work to find a naked Pam Grier in the kitchen making goulash, will enjoy the two topless scenes. Foster sure has no problem jumping into the sack with people in this one. Basically all I can say about Friday Foster is that it's a sure bet if you dig Pam Grier and/or blaxploitation movies. I know I dig.
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Format: Blu-ray
I’ve been a fan of Pam Grier for some time now. Having had the chance to see more and more of her films given the blu-ray treatment is a joy and a long overdue opportunity for non-fans to be exposed to her career. Those who never knew the early career of this actress until the roles she had later in life should take advantage of the chance to see these films just out from Olive Films.

This time around Grier once again stars as the title character. For once she’s not a nurse or disguised as a prostitute though. Instead as Friday Foster she’s a top magazine photographer on the lookout for the hottest news stories around. At present that involves getting photographs of the wealthiest black man in the country arriving in LA at his own airport hangar. But Friday is not the only one on hand as a group of assassins has also arrived with the intent of killing the same man.

Having captured a picture of the one assassin to escape (played by Carl “Apollo Creed” Weathers), whoever is behind this attack now sets their sites on Friday as well. With the aid of her good friend P.I. Colt Hawkins (Yaphet Kotto) Friday sets out to investigate just who is behind this before they get her first. She also enlists the aid of a romantic interest, Senator David Lee Hart (Paul Benjamin) who is trying to get to the bottom of things as well as he is into Friday’s bed.

Just who is behind the entire attempt to bring down successful black men in the community makes up the mystery that Friday is trying to solve. In her investigation she moves from gay bars and an informant there played by Godfrey Cambridge to a fashion designer played by Eartha Kitt.
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