Craig živi v živahnem Los Angelesu in ima danes zelo slab dan. Izgubil je službo in prepričan je, da po krivici. Poleg tega mu težita starša, sitnosti pa ima tudi z ljubosumnim dekletom. In po zaslugi prijatelja Smokeyja se zdaj znajde še v nemilosti zloglasnega preprodajalca mamil. Če s Smokeyjem do konca dneva ne zbereta potrebnega denarja, jima trda prede. Se človeku v enem dnevu sploh lahko zgodi še kaj bolj odštekanega?
It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having, yesterday, been fired. He is lounging around his house with his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker), a rather incompetent weed dealer. Smokey's problem is that he tends to smoke, rather than sell, his product. This has lead to trouble with Smokey's supplier, Big Worm, who now wants his money, or his product back, or Smokey is a dead man. Then there's Deebo, the local bully, plus Craig's jealous, psychotic girlfriend, Joi, and Debbie, the neighbour Craig has a crush on. A lot can happen while lounging around your house on a Friday.