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Foxes (1980)

 -  Drama  -  29 February 1980 (USA)
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A group of four teenage girls come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.

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Marilyn Kagan ...
Madge Axman
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Deirdre
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Brad
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Mary
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Jay
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Mrs. Axman
Adam Faith ...
Bryan
Sloan Roberts ...
Loser (as Jon Sloan)
Jill Barrie Bogart ...
Sissie
Wayne Storm ...
Frank
Mary Margaret Lewis ...
Gladys
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Greg
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Bobby
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A group of four teenage girls in the San Fernando Valley, and the usual problems teenagers have to cope with. Deidre is fascinated by sex, Madge is unhappily overweight, Annie is into drugs and Jeanie has to take care of all of them. They think that the school is a waste of time, their boyfriends immature and the grown-ups come from another planet. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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29 February 1980 (USA)  »

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Twentieth Century Foxes  »

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Trivia

Annie (Cherie Currie)'s shoulder tattoo of a cherry is real. Currie had got the tattoo during her tenure as lead singer of the band The Runaways in reference to their signature song "Cherry Bomb." See more »

Goofs

Brad's hair changes during shots, while riding home with the girls after the Angel concert. See more »

Quotes

Jay: [Madge tries to leave after she and Jay had the argument] I am not through talking to you!
Madge: Well I am.
Jay: Please come back here.
Madge: Why, so you can beat me up?
Jay: You're goddamn right!
Madge: [walks off] Forget it.
Jay: Please?
Madge: What?
Jay: What do you mean what?
Madge: Please what?
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Referenced in The Runaways (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Too High
(Vocal Theme)
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Janis Ian
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If You Lived It, You Love It...
10 May 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

If you weren't there, then unfortunately this movie will be beyond compassion for you. Which as I say is a shame because although some of the acting is amateurish, it is meant to be for realism. Let's face it--in real life, we don't say things in an exacting or perfect way, even when we mean to. In this sense, it works. This, however, does not apply to our "known" actors in this film, notably Jodie Foster (born a natural). The fact that the other 3 girls are not accomplished only adds to the story--Jodie plays the glue that struggles to keep their friendship close, even with the obvious feeling of fatality. Meaning that no matter how close friends are, eventually there are some people that just fade away, no matter how you try.

And therein is the core of the movie. It's not about partying, it's not about sexuality, but about these 4 girls and their final time as still young girls before they have to go the world alone.

If you have ever had a friendship like that in your life, you will feel this movie--it will mean a lot to you, no matter what era it is set in, or what era you grew up in. We all knew these girls in school, or at the very least knew of them. We all knew the frustrated virgin, half wanting to hold onto childhood and half wanting desperately to grow up and thinking that will do it for her. We all knew the boy-crazy one, the fashion plate whose vanity hides her fear of the world, her fear of acceptance. We all knew the party girl, the one they whispered about, with tales of not only her sad home life but of her notorious exploits. And we all knew the "mother figure", the one a little more real, a little more grounded, a little more sad because she knew what would happen. Maybe you were one of those girls. Maybe, like me, you had been each one at one time or another...

This film really captures that fragile time in life when want, needs, pressures, womanhood, childhood, the world and loneliness are all embodied in each female's head, each factor on the precipice. Which aspect do you hang on to? What do you toss over the edge, no matter how you may want to hold on? And how painful is goodbye to everything you've known? That's what this movie is--steps into womanhood while clinging onto childhood, and how damn tough it is to keep walking. If you were there, you know...and love this film, as I do. Aching and tenderly done. A fine piece of captured femininity.


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