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Friday Foster (1975)

fridayfoster_001A photographer discovers a plot to assassinate one of her subjects, the wealthiest black man in America, and faces a nerve-wracking race against time to save his life.

Pam Grier – who starred so well in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown (1997) – is here seen in an early role as a black “superwoman”.

She plays fearless magazine photographer Friday Foster (a character taken from a comic strip) who blunders into a St Valentine’s Day-style massacre involving a black millionaire.

Grier is joined by a terrific black cast: Yaphet Kotto (cop), Godfrey Cambridge (crook), Eartha Kitt (fashion designer), Scatman Crothers (minister).

The villainous mastermind (Jim Backus) is white, though.

Friday Foster
Pam Grier
Colt Hawkins
Yaphet Kotto
Ford Malotte
Godfrey Cambridge
Blake Tarr
Thalmus Rasulala
Fancy Dexter
Ted Lange
Madame Rena
Eartha Kitt
Enos Griffith
Jim Backus
Reverend Noble Franklin
Scatman Crothers

Director
Arthur Marks

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