April 22, 2019 - 6:30 pm
The Tropic’s Monday Night Classics series on “Altered States” continues with Ice Cube’s enduring look at one day in the neighborhood with nothing to do but smoke, drink and hang out.
It’s a Friday like most others, but this time Craig (Ice Cube) has managed to get fired on his day off. With no other plans, Craig spends the day hanging out with his buddy Smokey (Chris Tucker) and trying to avoid his father (John Witherspoon), who wants him to find another job immediately. Unfortunately, for a couple of guys just chilling on the porch, they’ve got trouble—Smokey needs to come up with $200, and Craig needs to stay away from giant bully Deebo (“Tiny” Lister, Jr.), who has it in for him.
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