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Foxy Brown (1974)

A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

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A sexy black woman, Foxy Brown, seeks revenge when her government agent boyfriend Michael is shot down by gangsters led by the kinky couple of Steve Elias and Miss Katherine. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Foxy is in town, so gather round and watch a real shake down. Cause she's got drive and that ain't jive. She don't bother to bring 'em back alive. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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5 April 1974 (USA)  »

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Burn, Coffy, Burn!  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Hill specifically wrote the part of Katherine Wall for Kathryn Loder. See more »

Goofs

While Link and his girlfriend are having sex in bed, the door bell rings, and he goes to answer the door. He wraps a towel around his waist. During the fight that ensues with the bad guys, he falls back, and he is now clearly wearing underwear underneath the towel. See more »

Quotes

Foxy Brown: [to Link] Now I only got so much control, and you'd better tell me who they are, or I'm liable to put one of these between your eyes, no matter what mama'd say.
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Referenced in Empire: Toil and Trouble, Part 1 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me Some Of That Good Old Love
Written & Performed by Willie Hutch
Backing Vocals by Carol Willis, Julia Waters (as Julia Tillman) and Maxine Waters Willard (as Maxine Willard)
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Action-packed, Afro-Sheened excitement
15 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Foxy Brown is one of the most graphically violent urban action films around. Jack Hill delivers a solid story to compliment pulp-style action sequences. Peter Brown and Kathryn Loder are remarkable as the villainous couple, whose passion for oneanother contrasts the hateful crimes they commit. Pam Grier is marvelous as Foxy Brown, both visually and emotionally. Foxy Brown, like Grier's previous character Coffy, is a strong-willed and able woman, who wants justice in her community, and personal life. The film's content, while slightly dated, is still timely enough to resonate with some viewers. Finally, I would like to address some rather ignorant critics of this film: yes, the villains are white. THIS IS A BLAXPLOITATION FILM!!!! WHAT DO YOU EXPECT????!!!!! While it is not easily stated, Foxy Brown and so many of the blaxploitation movies were originally produced so that Hollywood could capitalize on the vibe of the black community. These films were created, marketed, and displayed to an audience that was often belittled and ignored during the decades leading up to the 1970s. They are action flicks that pull on the heart strings of some, while others get a cool chuckle watching them. Trust me, whenever a bigot ruins my day, it is always nice to watch Foxy Brown bring whitey down!!! Power to the People!!!! And as the immortal Bob Ross always said, "God bless."


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