Foxy Brown

Overview

Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier stars as Foxy Brown, a sexy but streetwise woman whose ne'er-do-well brother Link Antonio Fargas is a drug dealer who owes mobsters 20,000 dollars. To get the hoods off his back, Link names Foxy's boyfriend as a government agent trying to wipe out organized crime, and the mob soon has him rubbed out. But Hell hath no fury like Foxy Brown scorned; posing as a hooker to get the inside scoop on the mob, she goes on a crusade to find out who murdered her man, and she exacts revenge with ...
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Overview

Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier stars as Foxy Brown, a sexy but streetwise woman whose ne'er-do-well brother Link Antonio Fargas is a drug dealer who owes mobsters 20,000 dollars. To get the hoods off his back, Link names Foxy's boyfriend as a government agent trying to wipe out organized crime, and the mob soon has him rubbed out. But Hell hath no fury like Foxy Brown scorned; posing as a hooker to get the inside scoop on the mob, she goes on a crusade to find out who murdered her man, and she exacts revenge with the help of a local activist group. The supporting cast includes cult figure Sid Haig as a bad guy as usual and Peter Brown and Kathryn Loder as a seriously kinky couple who rule the local mob.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Jack Hill's successful follow-up to the brutal blaxploitation hit Coffy manages to top that drive-in favorite by piling on twice the action and outrageousness. The B-movie revenge plot is nothing new, but works nicely thanks to Hill's flair for infusing commonplace plots with colorful moments that give them a new lease on life. The highlights in this vein include a fight in a lesbian bar and the Black Panther-inspired "community watch" group that keeps pushers off the ghetto streets. Hill also turns in some nice work behind the camera, slyly alternating light comedy and brutal action to keep the audience off guard and maintaining a lean pace that keeps the film crackling with the energy of a good B-movie. However, Foxy Brown's top asset is Pam Grier's performance. No matter how strange the situation is, Grier plays the material straight and fuels her characterization with charm and intelligence to create a truly memorable B-movie heroine. Other performances of note include Antonio Fargas as Foxy's shifty drug dealer brother and Kathryn Loder as the snooty but twisted madam who tangles with the heroine. Ultimately, Foxy Brown may be a little too twisted and violent for the average viewer, but remains a one-of-a-kind grindhouse epic guaranteed to satisfy anyone who craves blaxploitation at its fastest and funkiest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/2015
  • UPC: 887090100809
  • Original Release: 1974
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  • Source: Olive Films
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 83,606

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pam Grier Foxy Brown
Antonio Fargas Link Brown
Peter Brown Steve Elias
Terry Carter Michael Anderson
Kathryn Loder Katherine Wall
Harry Holcombe Judge Fenton
Judy Cassmore Vicki
Tony Giorgio Eddie
Fred Lerner Bunyan
Brenda Venus Arabella
Sid Haig Hays
Juanita Brown Claudia
Sally Ann Stroud Deb
Bob Minor Oscar
Technical Credits
Jack Hill Director, Screenwriter
Kurt Axtel Art Director
Kirk Axtell Art Director
John Dignan Sound/Sound Designer
Buzz Feitshans Producer
Willie Hutch Score Composer
Brick Marquard Cinematographer
Chuck McClelland Editor
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