Director: F. Gary Gray Run Time: 97 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 1995

Starring: Anna Maria Horsford, Chris Tucker, Ice Cube, John Witherspoon, Nia Long, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister

After this FRIDAY, the neighborhood’ll never be the same.

Comedy comes from a place of hurt. Charlie Chaplin was starving and broke in London, and that’s where he got his character “the tramp” from. It’s a bad situation that he transformed into comedic one. – Chris Tucker

After Craig gets unceremoniously dumped from his job, he and his boy Smokey ease the pain with a little herbal therapy. The two spend the rest of that unremarkable Friday kicking it on the porch, dealing with a murderer’s row of the neighborhood’s weirdos, girls and wannabe hoods. All that changes when Smokey’s supplier rolls up demanding $200 for the weed they smoked. The two spend the rest of the day scrapping together cash by any means necessary, even if it means taking down the neighborhood tough, Deebo.

Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM (Late Nite).