Review: Friday Foster (1975)

Getting groovy with my best lady by my side…I mean on my screen: The one and only Pam Grier!


Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Pam Grier, Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge
Distributor: 88 Films
Runtime: 90 mins

“Listen Friday; Just take your cute little behind out there and get those pictures. And goddamn it, don’t get involved!”

Friday Foster os a magazine photographer. Her latest mission is to get pictures of the richest black man in America, when he arrives Los Angeles. Three men attempt to assassinate him at the airport. Foster photographs the chaos and is plunged into a web of conspiracy involving the murder of her childhood friend, a US senator, and a shadowy plan called “Black Widow”.

I just love those 70’s blaxploitation flicks. The soundtracks, the pimps, the style and the whole era. “Friday Foster” includes a star ridden cast of black actors, with the great Yaphet Kotto and Pam Grier in the lead roles. It’s got the exploitation and the groove, but lacks some flair and originality to the story. Not amongst the frontrunners of the genre, but still a decent effort…and the sexy Pam Grier!