Friday Foster (film)

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Friday Foster
Friday Foster Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byArthur Marks
Produced byArthur Marks
Written byArthur Marks
Orville H. Hampton
StarringPam Grier
Carl Weathers
Eartha Kitt
Paul Benjamin
Yaphet Kotto
Music byLuchi De Jesus
CinematographyHarry J. May
Edited byStanley Frazen
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures
Orion Pictures Corporation
Release datesUnited States December 25, 1975
Running time89 min.
CountryU.S.A.
LanguageEnglish
 
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Friday Foster
Friday Foster Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byArthur Marks
Produced byArthur Marks
Written byArthur Marks
Orville H. Hampton
StarringPam Grier
Carl Weathers
Eartha Kitt
Paul Benjamin
Yaphet Kotto
Music byLuchi De Jesus
CinematographyHarry J. May
Edited byStanley Frazen
Distributed byAmerican International Pictures
Orion Pictures Corporation
Release datesUnited States December 25, 1975
Running time89 min.
CountryU.S.A.
LanguageEnglish

Friday Foster is a 1975 blaxploitation film written and directed by Arthur Marks and starring Pam Grier in the title role. Yaphet Kotto, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers and Carl Weathers co-starred. It was an adaptation of the 1970-74 eponymous syndicated newspaper comic strip, scripted by Jim Lawrence and illustrated by Jorge Longarón and Gray Morrow. This was Grier's final film with American International Pictures. The tagline on the film's poster is "Wham! Bam! Here comes Pam!"

Characters and story[edit]

Friday Foster (Grier) is a magazine photographer who refuses to heed her boss's admonitions against becoming involved in the stories to which she is assigned. After witnessing an assassination attempt on the nation's wealthiest African American and then seeing her best friend murdered, Friday finds herself targeted for death. She teams up with private detective Colt Hawkins (Kotto) to investigate, and soon the two are hot on the trail of a plot to eliminate the country's African-American political leadership.

In addition to the standard blaxploitation plot elements, the film also dealt with the themes of the power and importance of African American political unity and the potential threat thereto posed not only by the perceived white power structure, but also by those African-Americans willing to betray that goal in search of reward from that establishment.

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