Friday Foster 1975

Yaphet Kotto
Yaphet Kotto

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!”

 

Cast:

Yaphet Kotto                       …        Colt Hawkins

Pam Grier                                …        Friday Foster

Godfrey Cambridge               …        Ford Malotte

Thalmus Rasulala                …        Blake Tarr

Eartha Kitt                            …        Madame Rena

Jim Backus                            …        Enos Griffith

Scatman Crothers              …        Noble Franklin

Ted Lange                             …        Fancy Dexter

Tierre Turner                       …        Cleve

Paul Benjamin                     …        Senator David Lee Hart

Jason Bernard                     …        Charles Foley

Ed Cambridge                      …        Lt. Jake Wayne (as Edmund Cambridge)

Julius Harris                         …        Monk Riley

Rosalind Miles                     …        Clorils Boston

Carl Weathers                     …        Yarbro

Jack Baker                            …        Cop #1 (as John Anthony Bailey)

James Cousar                      …        Chauffeur #2

Will Gill Jr.                            …        Minister (as William Gill)

Almeria Quinn                     …        Dresser

Alice Jubert                          …        Senator Hart’s Secretary

William Sims                        …        Chauffeur #1

Stan Stratton                       …        Shawn North

Candy All                              …        Prostitute

Tony Brubaker                    …        Chet Freed

Samuel Davis                       …        Dooley

Frenchia Guizon                 …        Cop #2

Bebe Drake                          …        Neighbor (as Bebe Drake Hooks)

Harold Jones                        …        Buzzy

Charles Stroud                    …        Drunk

Mel Carter                            …        Gate Guard

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