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Her man was brought down by the illegal drugs industry he worked to destroy. Now she’s getting revenge in 1974's Foxy Brown. This sort of sequel to Coffy is a smoother, more focused ride from the same director, Jack Hill, and featuring the same star, the inimitable Pam Grier.

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Foxy’s boyfriend, a Federal Agent, is recuperating from facial reconstruction surgery in secret. Meanwhile, her brother, Link (Antonio Fargas), is in trouble again, mixed up with drug pushers and once again trying to get ahead in the trade himself.

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He pleads with Foxy to understand—he has ambition but as a black man who can’t play professional sports his options are limited. She’s not impressed and tells him to get his act together. So he fingers her boyfriend for a gang headed by the ruthless Katherine Wall (Kathryn Loder) who wears what appears to be the mechanical owl from Clash of the Titans on her neck.

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It’s an exploitation film and it delivers on sex and violence admirably. Grier comes off as more confident in the action sequences than she did in Coffy and her schemes to seduce and kill are a little more satisfying. Once again, Sid Haig plays a minor character—a different one from the first film.

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He really seems like he’s having a good time, his ability to convey genuine mirth outpacing most of the other actors in the film. But mostly this is Grier’s movie and she carries it with aplomb.

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Foxy Brown is available on Amazon Prime.

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On billiard greens the cues decide the paths.
In fruitful dreams detectives harvest sails.
Successive nights entail a string of baths.
The little gulp was deep and swam with whales.
The gathered grains pretend a plant arrived.
The movie prints absorbed a vapour cloud.
A whispered brain in spirits late contrived.
A rapid face collapsed beneath a shroud.
The middle door was green and hid a coat.
The flashing screen proceeds to grant a bill.
Discussions ranged on what to call a boat.
Remembered woods conceal the travelled meal.
Converted boxes took the form of bowls.
Reverted foxes eke the life of gnolls.

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