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Pretty much fed up with her drug dealing & gambling brother Link (Antonio
Fargas), Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) nevertheless helps him out of a squeeze
when he is about to be beaten up by Eddie (Tony Giorgio) & Bunyon (Fred
Lerner), henchmen of Katherine Wall (Katheryn Loder) & Steve Elias (Peter
Brown), big time drug runners whom Ling owes 20.000 Dollars.
However, how does her bro thank her the effort - by betraying her boyfriend
Michael (Terry Carter), an undercover cop, to Katherine & Steve ... who
promptly have him killed.
Enraged, Foxy realizes she has to take law into her own hands, & first
beats the relevant information about Katherine's organisation out of Link, then
joins the organisation undercover, as a high class prostitute. But when she,
always the good Samaritan, helps fellow ho' Claudia (Juanita Brown) & sets
up a corrupt judge (Harry Holcombe), she falls from grace with Katherine, &
soon her real identity is found out, & She is brutally tortured & then
sent to the ranch - which is where Katherine has her heroin produced,
& there Foxy is to be heavily drugged & repeatedly raped.
But Foxy, a woman of many resources, despite being tied to a bed soon finds
a way out of the jam she's in, & furthermore manages to blow up the ranch,
Then she goes after the big fish, &, with the help of some local
vigilantes, she gets in on a big drug deal Steve is personally involved in,
& while her vigilantes pretty much blow away all of Steve's henchies, she
gets hold of Steve himself & castrates him ...
Then it's off to Big Bad Katherine herself, & Foxy decides to directly
enter the lion's den, seemingly unarmed, & present Katherine - & Eddie
& Bunyon - with Steve's best bits in a pickles jar. When Eddie & Bunyon
are trying to get her though, she pulls a miniature gun out of her Afro (!)
& shoots them both. Katherine she lets live, a broken woman ...
For some reasons, Foxy Brown has gained some notoriety as a classic
or a landmark film of the blaxploitation genre.
Despite some fine moments though, the movie is not all that outstanding,
rather a rough edged action movie (that happens to have a black heroine) with
many seedy, trashy & exploitative elements, & an emphasis on Afros
& garishly coloured 70's fashion. Having said that, it is an entertaining
little film exactly for those reasons, if definitely nothing special.
Willie Hutch's music & songs, courtesy of Motown Records, are impeccable