Friday Foster, is a 1975 American 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 is an adaptation of the 1970-74 eponymous syndicated newspaper comic strip, scripted by Jim Lawrence and illustrated by Jorge Longarón. This was Grier's final film with American International Pictures. The tagline on the film's poster is "Wham! Bam! Here comes Pam!"
(Synopsis): Soul Cinema superstar Pam Grier leads an outta-sight, all-star cast, including Yaphet Kotto (Alien), Eartha Kitt (TV’s original Catwoman), Carl Weathers (Rocky", Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Ted Lange (“The Love Boat”), Jim Backus (“Gilligan’s Island”) and Godfrey Cambridge (Cotton Comes to Harlem) in this ultra-slick, pulse-pumping actioner that brings a foxy camerawoman into the focus of danger!
When photographer Friday Foster (Grier) unwittingly uncovers a white supremecist plot to knock off all of the country’s top black leaders, she and her free-wheelin’, trouble-dealin’ P.I. friend, Hawkins (Kotto), go on a mission to stomp the killers’ plans! From the backstage murders at a righteous fashion show to a pedal-to-the-metal car chase from a funeral-in a hearse(!) - This shutterbuggin’ babe will go anywhere and do anything to expose the corruption - only this time, the shooting isn't just with a camera!
Directed by: Arthur Marks, Produced by: Arthur Marks, Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono) Subtitles: Spanish, French, Dubbed: Spanish, Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Features: Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1, Rated: R (Restricted)