The B-Movie Podcast

The B-Movie Podcast: Pamela Grier – Foxy Brown (1974)

Pam Grier and Jack Hill are the John Wayne/Howard Hawks of the 70’s exploitation era.  Both actor/director combos never were better than when they were working together.  Grier and Hill worked together in the 70s on The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage, Coffy and Foxy Brown are all classics in their own right.  Grier was such a force of beauty, intelligence, fierceness and charisma she was up from co-star is The Big Doll House to full on star in The Big Bird Cage.  Grier and Hill moved from the jungles of the Philippines to the Ghettos of Los Angeles doing the one-two punch of Coffy and our film today…   Foxy Brown, the best they gave us.  Foxy (Grier) a hard working woman who take justice into her own hands when tragedy befalls someone she loves.  Hill is in full exploitation mode here, the film is lean, mean and rife with politic subtext (if you want to dig a bit). Be it drug dealers, white pimps, red necks or crooked officials Foxy will let nothing stop her vengeance.  Just like Foxy, nothing is going to stop us from talking about the legend that is PAMELA GRIER!!!!

Release Year:  1974

Director: Jack Hill

Writer(s): Jack Hill

Cast of Note: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Kathryn Loder, Terry Carter, Harry Holcombe, Sid Haig, Juanita Brown, Bob Minor, Tony Giorgio, Fred Lerner, H.B. Haggerty, Boyd Morgan




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