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FRIDAY FOSTER (1975) – Pam portrays the title character, a comic strip heroine from the 1970’s who was often called “the black Brenda Starr.” Friday Foster worked as a photographer for a national weekly and the comic strip figure was regularly involved in much grittier adventures than Brenda Starr (or Mark Trail for that matter) ever had.
In this movie Friday uncovers a plot by White Supremacists to assassinate every prominent African American in the United States. Friday’s investigation into these dastardly goings-on leads her along a lengthy trail of victims, some of them played by very big-name stars. For instance:
Eartha Kitt portrays Madame Rena, a fashion designer who winds up getting killed before she can tell Friday what she knows. Godfrey Cambridge camps it up as the flamboyantly gay Ford Malotte and Thalamus Rasulala plays billionaire Blake Tarr. Tarr is so rich that Great Falls, Virginia is in his mansion’s back yard in a scene guaranteed to make Virginia residents chuckle. It would be like a shot of Niagara Falls being in a tycoon’s back yard.
Blake Tarr has hatched a secret plan to strike back against the mass- assassinations being planned and proves to be a crucial ally for Friday Foster. The White Supremacists, led by a wheelchair- bound villain played by Jim Freaking Backus, launch their assault force in the movie’s action- packed climax. Mr Magoo’s white soldiers are disguised as African Americans to give the public impression that the killings are black on black violence. Naturally Pam Power saves the day in what was sadly the only Friday Foster movie ever made.
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