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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 arranged with 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 her sexuality, Madge is unhappily overweight, Annie is into booze and drugs, and Jeanie has to take care of all of them. They think that the school is a waste of time, their boyfriends are immature, and that they are alienated from the adults in their lives. Jeanie is most worried about Annie and risks her neck more than once trying to keep Annie clean and safe-and-sound. But Annie's unstable behavior and flare keeps everyone on edge, and finally leads to her death in a car wreck. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The movie did get nominated for a couple of awards, both for Young Artist Awards, for Best Family Music Album (United Artists) and for Best Young Actress in a Major Motion Picture for Jodie Foster, but the film did not win in either category. See more »

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When Brad was riding with Jeanie, the size of her cigarette changed during shots. See more »

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Madge: [after Jeanie was talking to a pimp on Hollywood Boulevard, looking for Annie] God, Jeanie, I don't know how you could even talk to that guy. I mean like, he looks like a... He could hypnotize you like a cobra or something you know, and the next thing you're out on the Boulevard and you're dressed like the Pointer Sisters.
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Greedy Man
Lyrics by Keith Forsey
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Munich Machine
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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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