A group of four teenage girls come of age in the asphalt desert of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley arranged with a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.

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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 ups keeps everyone on edge. Written by Anonymous

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Sweet sixteen and never been kids. See more »

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29 February 1980 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Cherie Currie revealed to E! Entertainment that one member of the cast ruined one take of a scene by grabbing Currie in an exaggerated romantic way and kissing her. Jodie Foster was not pleased with the goofing around, and ordered the set shut down until everyone could get serious again. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Sally Kellerman/Jimmy Cliff (1981) See more »

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20th Century Foxes
Lyrics by Frank DiMino and Gregg Giuffria
Music by Frank DiMino and Gregg Giuffria
Performed by Angel
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Undernourished, melodramatic teen flick from Adrian Lyne
10 March 1999 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

Despite the presence of the always top flight Jodie Foster, Adrian Lyne's soaper about the desperate lives of four teenage girls living in sunny but suffocating Southern California is hampered by movie of the week cliches and a meandering storyline that never really goes anywhere. Divorces, absentee parents, easy access to alcohol and drugs, and a strong dose of hopelessness and ennui drive the foxes of the title to varying levels of destruction. Unless you were at a particularly impressionable age when you first saw the film, Foxes is likely to feel too deliberate and drawn out. It is fun, however, to take a peek at the performances of Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid, Lois Smith, and Cherie Currie (my favorite, though, is Marilyn Kagan as sexually maturing Madge) as well as the histrionics of glammy rockers Angel. Added bonus: Donna Summer sings the theme "On the Radio."


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