Every week I’m going to let you know about a film that I love and I’m kicking it off with Friday! I think I’ve seen this film just as many times as I’ve seen Home Alone (and that’s a lot). It was released in 1995 and stars a whole host of big names including Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, John Witherspoon and the late Bernie Mac. This comedy is about Craig (Ice Cube) who gets fired from his job and spends the rest of the day hanging out with Smokey (Chris Tucker). The only problem is Smokey needs to pay Big Worm (the ice cream driving drug dealer) $200 by 10:00pm on Friday night. Trust me, if you’re a fan of hip hop and comedy, you’ll love this film!
- The film was written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh (who plays Red in the film).
- The film was directed by F. Gary Gray (Set It Off and The Italian Job).
- The film takes place on the same street that F. Gary Gray grew up on.
- The scene where Deebo punches Red into the air is the house that F. Gary Gray grew up in.
- The movie was filmed in 20 days.
- The clothes that Ice Cube wore in the first scene of the film are exactly the same as the ones that his character wore in the final scene of Boyz n the Hood (1991).
- The Isley Brothers, Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill and Rick James all featured on the soundtrack.
- Friday grossed approximately $28,215,918 worldwide.
- Next Friday was released in 2000 and Friday After Next came out in 2002.