Friday (film series)

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Directed by F. Gary Gray (1, 4)
Steve Carr (2)
Marcus Raboy (3)
Produced by Various
Written by Ice Cube
DJ Pooh (1)
Starring Ice Cube
John Witherspoon
Chris Tucker(1, 4)
Mike Epps (2-4)
Don "D.C." Curry (2-3)
Tommy Lister, Jr. (1-2)
Distributed by New Line Cinema
Release dates
1995, 2000, 2002, 2016
Country United States
Language English

Friday is a series of comedy films starring Ice Cube and John Witherspoon, who are the only two actors to appear in all the films.


Friday (1995)[edit]

Main article: Friday (1995 film)

The film takes a look at one single Friday in the life of two friends, Craig Jones (Ice Cube) and Smokey (Chris Tucker), in South Central Los Angeles. Craig has recently been fired from his job while attempting to collect his wages, as he was allegedly caught on camera stealing cardboard boxes from UPS, although he claims innocence. Throughout the day, friends and local neighborhood characters pass through, including the hulking neighborhood bully Deebo (Tommy Lister, Jr.). The film's subplot focuses on drug dealer Big Worm (Faizon Love), who warns Craig and Smokey to collect $200 worth of marijuana they smoked (which was supposed to be sold) no later than 10:00 that evening, or he and Craig will be killed.

In the end, Craig manages to overcome all of the day's tribulations, save for finding employment; he and Smokey are able to pay Big Worm, he confronts Deebo and successfully beats him after all of his bullying to everyone else, and he and his pretty neighbor Debbie (Nia Long) hook up.

Next Friday (2000)[edit]

Main article: Next Friday

Next Friday is a 2000 stoner comedy film, and the sequel to the 1995 film Friday. This is the first film to be produced by producer Ice Cube's film production company Cubevision. The film is directed by Steve Carr, and stars Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Don "D.C." Curry, John Witherspoon, and Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.

Friday After Next (2002)[edit]

Main article: Friday After Next

At 3:37am on Christmas Eve, Craig (Ice Cube) and Day-Day (Mike Epps) are robbed by a fake Santa Claus (Rickey Smiley) as he stole their presents, Craig's CD collection, Day-Day's baby pictures and made a big sandwich as Craig is the only one who fights him off, while Day-Day is in bed, sleeping and talking in his sleep. Craig is beaten with their Christmas tree by the fake Santa and he escapes. As they report it the police but they don't believe them and take their weed plant. Craig and Day-Day get jobs as rent-a-cops in a strip mall where Willie (John Witherspoon (actor)) and Elroy (Don "D.C." Curry) opened up a rib joint, called "Bros. BBQ" and Elroy got a new girlfriend named Cookie (Sommore) and they have to pay rent to their apartment building's manager, Ms. Pearly (BeBe Drake) who threatens to get her homosexual son, Damon Pearly (Terry Crews) to come after them and may just do something to them. Craig and Day-Day's job is hard, as they were chased by thugs, and arrested their first bad guys and Craig is in love with Donna, who is the girlfriend of a pimp named Money Mike (Katt Williams) who treats her badly and like a slave and Craig and Day-Day throw a rent-a-party to get the money for Ms. Pearly and Pinky who plays the Pimp who's always up adds the comic relief. K-wiz also had a cameo role in the film

Last Friday (TBA)[edit]

It has been twenty years since the first and thirteen years since the third film, but a fourth movie in the Ice Cube-led comedy franchise Friday has long been rumored. Over the past few years, Cube has been saying that he, Chris Tucker and much of the original cast (Mike Epps), (Terry Crews), (John Witherspoon, etc.) were keen on doing a fourth film that would be eventually called Last Friday. While recently on the red carpet, Cube stated the film will be released in 2016.

Cast and characters[edit]

Character Films TV
Next Friday
Friday After Next
Friday: The Animated Series
Craig Jones Ice Cube Phil LaMarr
Smokey Chris Tucker Khary Payton
Willie Jones John Witherspoon John DiMaggio
Betty Jones Anna Maria Horsford Anna Maria Horsford Cree Summer
Deebo Tommy Lister, Jr. Kevin Michael Richardson
Dana Jones Regina King Cree Summer
Debbie Nia Long
Big Worm Faizon Love
Pastor Clever Bernie Mac
Uncle Elroy Don Curry TBA
Pinky Clifton Powell TBA
Day-Day Mike Epps
Roach Justin Pierce
Karla Lisa Rodríguez
Joker Jacob Vargas
Tyrone Sticky Fingaz
Money Mike Katt Williams TBA
Donna K.D. Aubert
Damon Pearly Terry Crews
Robber Santa Claus Rickey Smiley