Set two years after the events in FRIDAY, NEXT FRIDAY follows a day in the life of protagonist Craig (Ice Cube), who must flee Los Angeles after neighborhood bully Debo breaks out of prison, vowing to beat him to a pulp. Craig escapes to his uncle Elroy's house in Rancho Cucamonga, only to discover that life in the suburbs is even more screwed up than in the ghetto. His uncle is into S&M; his aunt is a nymphomaniac; the neighbors are a bunch of gangsters; and his cousin is chased by a former girlfriend and a thuggish woman named Baby D. The fourth film produced by Ice Cube, NEXT FRIDAY is, like its predecessor, a buddy film pairing straight man Ice Cube with fresh comedic talent Mike Epps. Helmed by first-time director Steve Carr, who is known for making stylish videos for top rap acts, the film sends up raunchy life in suburbia from an African American perspective. The soundtrack is liberally sprinkled with thumping hip-hop tracks, including "Chin Check," the first new song from the rap group NWA in many years.
Sticky Fingaz - Actor
Ice Cube - Rapper, Actor, Director
O'Shea Jackson - Rapper, Actor, Director
Tiny Lister - Star, FRIDAY (1995)
Tom "Tiny" Lister Jr. - Star, FRIDAY (1995)
Tommy "Tiny" Lister - Star, FRIDAY (1995)
Tommy Lister - Star, FRIDAY (1995)
Steve Carr - Director of Videos, Features
Kim Whitley - American Actress - NEXT FRIDAY
Kym Whitley - American Actress - NEXT FRIDAY
Justin Pierce - Actor/"Kids"
Amy Hill - Actress
Lisa Rodriguez - Actress
John Witherspoon - Actor/Jock Jokes
Don "D.C." Curry - Actor
Matt Alvarez - Producer
Christopher Baffa - Director Of Photography/Second Unit Director Of Photography
Elena Maganini - Editor
Mike Epps - American actor, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
Michael E. Epps - American actor, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
Michael Epps - American actor, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE
Jacob Vargas - Actor/"Mi Vida Loca"
Terence Blanchard - Composer, WAIST DEEP (2006)
When Craig learns that Debo--the bully from FRIDAY--is going to be released from the L.A. County Jail, his bathroom-poisoning father (Witherspoon) sends Craig to live with his Uncle Elroy (Curry) in the suburbs. He settles in with his cousin Day-Day (Epps), who is fired from a record store along with Day-Day's friend Roach (Pierce) when the owner suspects Craig of robbing the place. Not surprisingly, trouble arrives yet again when Craig begins to show interest in neighbor Karla (Rodriguez), whose two brothers (and their pit bull) would rather not let this happen. Added to the mix is a bitter ex-girlfriend of Day-Day's, as well as the IRS, who are out to seize Uncle Elroy's home for tax evasion. This leads to an attempted robbery (of the drug-dealing neighbors) by Craig and Day-Day to pay off the collectors, culminating in a climax in which everyone comes together.
Theatrical release: January 12, 2000.