Friday Foster

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Friday Foster (1975)

Friday Foster is a 1975 Blaxploitation film based on a Chicago Tribune comic that was directed by Arthur Marks. It stars Pam Grier as the titular Friday Foster, a (surprisingly so for a Pam Grier movie made in the 1970s) mild-mannered photographer who, on assignment on New Year’s Eve, discovers a plot set up by a black senator to kill Blake Tarr, the wealthiest black man in America.

Yaphet Kotto, Carl Weathers and Scatman Crothers co-star in one of Grier's last classic Blaxploitation roles, although compared to her other movies like Coffy and Foxy Brown, not much ass is kicked by her.

The Following weapons appear in Friday Foster

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Mauser C96

During the planning of Blake Tarr's assassination, Yarbro (Carl Weathers) carries a bag full of Mauser C96s which he passes out to the other conspirators. They use them when ambushing Tarr as he leaves his plane. In true Hollywood fashion, the killers fire off almost twenty rounds each despite only loading two-or-three rounds beforehand.

Mauser C96 - 9mm.
Yarbro hands out the Mauser's to the other assassins.
One of the assassins loads 9mm rounds into his Mauser.
Yarbro (Carl Weathers) fires his Mauser at a guard as he makes an escape from the unsuccessful hit.

Star Model B

Colt Hawkins (Yaphet Kotto) carries a nickel-plated Star Model B with wood grips meant to impersonate a nickel Colt 1911. He draws it only twice in the film, both times the camera angle make it easy to identify as a Star. During the assault on Senator Hart's assembly of black leaders, Friday (Pam Grier) grabs and fires a black Star once before dropping it in shock over killing a man.

Star Model B with a custom bright nickel plated finish and pearl grips - 9mm. The pistol in the film has wood grips
Star Model B, blued finish - 9mm.
One of Tarr's bodyguards holds a Star as Tarr winches from the 9mm he took in the shoulder.
Hawkins draws his shiny Star Model B as he leaps into cover, making him declare: "What am I doing here?!"
The Star's external extractor and Yaphet Kotto's massive hands can be seen easily as Hawkins beats on Yarbro.
Yarbro's mistake of picking up a plank of wood to attack Hawkins gives us the best angle of the 1911-copy in the film.
Friday (Pam Grier) fires a black Star at the film's climax.

Ithaca 37

A few of the LAPD officers protecting Blake Tarr at the airport are armed with Ithaca shotguns.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 Gauge
An LAPD officer fires his Ithaca at Tarr's assassins. The smooth side of the Ithaca can be seen easily.
Another shot of the police protecting Tarr.

Browning Auto-5

After his advisor turns on him and sends an army of goons to assassinate him and the collection of black civil leaders he assembled, Senator Hart (Paul Benjamin) loads a Browning Auto-5 shotgun which he uses briefly before it is knocked away from him.

Browning Auto 5 - 12 gauge
Senator Hart (Paul Benjamin) loads an Auto-5.
Hart has his shotgun knocked away.

MAC-10

Blake Tarr (Thalmus Rasulala) uses a MAC-10 with a suppressor (which is actually a metal tube over over the barrel) when he and his men drive off Charles Foley's men during the shootout at Jericho

MAC-10 with a suppressor - .45 ACP
Tarr and his Deus Ex Machina squad fire their weapons.
Tarr fires his MAC-10. This shot reveals that the "suppressor" is just a metal tube.

M1A1 Carbine

Most of the traitorous Foley's men use M1A1 Carbines with a mix of 15 and 30-round magazines.

M1 Carbine (Post-War) - .30 Carbine
One of Foley's men sprints with his Carbine
A couple of Foley's thugs fire at Bale Tarr's helicopter

M1A1 Thompson

A few of Tarr's men use M1A1 Thompsons with Cutts compensators and 30-round stick magazines during their final shootout.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine .45 ACP
As Tarr's men leave the helicopter, one can be seen with a Thompson

Trivia

The World's Most Seventies Man

During a fashion show hosted by a friend of Friday's, Yarbro (Carl Weathers) can be seen with a...vibrant suit

A flannel suit coat, a rhinestone tie, and reflective aviators complete Yarbro's outfit.


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