Cast and Crew: Willie Hutch (Score); Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Sid Haig, Harry Halcombe, Bob Minor, H.B. Haggerty, Jon Cedar
What It’s About: When even a face change via plastic surgery fails to save her cop boyfriend (Terry Carter) from the narcotics and prostitution ring he was working against, Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) springs into action, bringing them down from the inside.
Why Watch it Today?: Today is Writer/Director Jack Hill’s birthday. Jack Hill was one of AIP and New World Pictures premier exploitation film directors, turning out unforgettably trashy movies like last year’s Movie of the Day Coffy, The Big Bird Cage, and Switchblade Sisters. Whereas other alumni of Roger Corman and AIP’s “film school” went on to become well-known A-list filmmakers, Hill never seemed to get the break he needed and eventually dropped out of the motion picture business entirely. While one wonders what films he would have made if things worked out differently, at least we can treasure the delightfully over-the-top films he made for New World Pictures and AIP.
Where to Get It: Amazon, iTunes or Netflix
One of the most hilarious “White Guy going over the top with Jive talk” trailers of all time: