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Foxy Brown (1974)

A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Director:

Jack Hill

Writer:

Jack Hill

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pam Grier ... Foxy Brown
Antonio Fargas ... Link Brown
Peter Brown ... Steve Elias
Terry Carter ... Michael Anderson
Kathryn Loder ... Katherine Wall
Harry Holcombe ... Judge Fenton
Sid Haig ... Hays
Juanita Brown ... Claudia
Sally Ann Stroud Sally Ann Stroud ... Deb
Bob Minor ... Oscar
Tony Giorgio ... Eddie
Fred Lerner ... Bunyon
Judith Cassmore Judith Cassmore ... Vicki (as Judy Cassmore)
H.B. Haggerty ... Brandi
Boyd 'Red' Morgan Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Slauson (as Boyd Red Morgan)
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Storyline

A sexy black woman, Foxy Brown, seeks revenge when her government agent boyfriend Michael is shot down by gangsters led by the kinky couple of Steve Elias and Miss Katherine. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Taglines:

Don't mess aroun' with Foxy Brown Don't mess aroun' with Foxy Brown - She's the meanest chick in town! See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burn, Coffy, Burn! See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Jack Hill this was originally intended to be a sequel to his Coffy (1973), also starring Pam Grier, and in fact the working title of the film was "Burn, Coffy, Burn!". However, American-International Pictures decided at the last minute it didn't want to do a sequel, even though "Coffy" was a huge hit. That's why it's never said exactly what kind of job Foxy Brown has--"Coffy" was a nurse and since this was no longer to be a sequel, they couldn't give Foxy Brown that job and didn't have time to rewrite the script to establish just what kind of job she had. See more »

Goofs

There are a number of scenes (stable house, car, hotel) showing Claudia wearing a green harness dress. It is quite obvious that she is not wearing a brassiere in all of those scenes. In the hotel room, where Foxy and Claudia meet the judges, Claudia removes the green dress and is now wearing a bra. It would be highly unlikely that she would be putting one on, at the same time she is getting undressed. See more »

Quotes

Link Brown: Foxy, what's goin' on, now? Now, come on! Cut that shit out!
Foxy Brown: You're movin' out, brother. Out of town! And I mean it, Link. You think you're back in with those people. But, they gotta stick a dynamite up your ass and the fuse is burning. You understand me? Now, I want you out! O-U-T!
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was uncut. The 1987 video version had 2 mins 48 secs removed from the rape scene, shots of drug taking, and a woman's bloodied throat. All cuts were fully restored in 1998. See more »

Connections

Featured in Black in the 80s: Color in Film (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me Some Of That Good Old Love
Written & Performed by Willie Hutch
Backing Vocals by Carol Willis, Julia Waters (as Julia Tillman) and Maxine Waters Willard (as Maxine Willard)
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Damn Maltin, this is the s**t!
23 August 1999 | by DrSatanSee all my reviews

Foxy Brown is one of Pam Grier's best blaxploitation movies (topped only by Coffy). From the James Bondish opening sequence of Pam dancing to the "Foxy Brown" theme song, to Antonio Fargas ("That's my sister...and she's a whole lotta woman!") to the spectacular ending which I will not spoil, this is a must see for any a) Pam Grier fan b)blaxploitation fan c)anybody who wants to see a strong female character beat the crap out of her opponents. That being said, it does feature the standard "Grier sleeps her way to the top of crime syndicate", a plot ripped off of Coffy. With scenes like the famous "Afro as holster" sequence and the inclusion of a Black Panther-esque anti-drug group this movie is fun from start to finish. Don't believe that Maltin; Mr. Charlie gave LaserBlast a better rating; he gave Sheba Baby, which is awful, a better rating. See Foxy Brown tonite!


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