June 15th, 2012: Friday (1995)

Cast and Crew:  F. Gary Gray (Director); Ice Cube, DJ Pooh (Screenwriter); Ice Cube, Frank Fitzpatrick (Music); Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Faizon Love, Tommy Lister, Jr., Anna Maria Horsford, Bernie Mac, John Witherspoon

What It’s About: Taking place entirely on a Friday, Craig (Ice Cube, Are We There Yet?) gets fired from his job on his day off, makes a play for a girl from around the way (Nia Long, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), tries to avoid his father (John Witherspoon, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka), and helps his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker, The Fifth Element) come up with $200 to pay a local drug dealer (Faizon Love, Couples Retreat), all while dealing with crazy antics in the ‘hood.

Why Watch it Today?: O’Shea Jackson, aka Ice Cube, celebrates his 43rd birthday today.

Where to Get It: Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, or iTunes, Netflix (Rental Only), or your local library.

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