Foxes (1980)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Kagan ...
Mrs. Axman
Adam Faith ...
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Mary Margaret Lewis ...


Four best friends, with four different personalities, have issues of their own. Deidre is fascinated by her sexuality and has many boyfriend problems. Madge is unhappily overweight and has overprotective parents. Annie boozes and does drugs, and runs away from her abusive father, a policeman. Jeanie has to take care of them and is fighting with her divorced mother. The only way to loosen up, and forget all the bad things happening in their lives, is to party and have fun. Jeanie is ready to grow up and wants to stop acting like a child. Annie is the worst of them all and Jeanie is worried about her the most. She risks her neck more than once trying to keep Annie clean and free from trouble. But Annie's unstable behavior and flare keeps everyone on edge. Written by Anonymous

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Twentieth Century Foxes  »

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One of two early 1980s Hollywood movies with central teenage girl characters. The other picture was Little Darlings (1980). See more »


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


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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Referenced in The Runaways (2010) See more »


More Than a Feeling
Lyrics by Tom Scholz (as Donald T. Scholz)
Music by Tom Scholz (as Donald T. Scholz)
Performed by Boston
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Lived the life
11 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best portrayals of being a teen in the late 70's early 80's. Jodie Foster is simply wonderful as the one who tries to hold all of her friends together through the difficult times of being a teen in Califirnia; actually this could have been set in any city. I lived this life of parties, concerts and excess during this same era. Being 44 and looking back it is like looking back into my own memories of kids I went to school with and the things we experienced. Though the look of this movie is dated, big hair, satin jackets etc, however it certainly is still relevant. Donna Summer's "On the Radio" is such a great song and is a vital part of the fabric of this move. This is movie is so much better than the teen sex farces that seemed to proliferate after this movie came out - because it is a pretty close portrayal of what being a teen at this time was like with absent parents and lots of free time.If you haven't seen it you should...

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