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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Second of two films that British producer David Putnam made with young American actors Scott Baio and actress Jodie Foster. The first had been Bugsy Malone (1976) around four years earlier in 1976. 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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[closing narration]
Jeanie: Back in the heavy stoned days, when we used to stay up and talk a lot, Annie and me, we were talking about dying, how it feels and all. I said I'd never get buried. I couldn't stand them shoveling dirt in my face. Like, I know I'd be dead, but I still might have this strong compulsion to breathe, okay? But Annie, she said she wanted to be buried right in the ground under a pear tree. Really. Not in a box or anything. She said she wanted the roots going right through her, and ...
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Ship of Fools
Lyrics by Bob Seger
Music by Bob Seger
Performed by Bob Seger
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"Don't it kind of strike you sad when you hear our song?"
18 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Four teenage girls in a suburb of Los Angeles get into all kinds of trouble: parties, drugs, cops, mixed-up parents, older boyfriends. Jodie Foster, sort of the mother hen of the pack, tries keeping everyone together like "a family" (like the family unit she's never had), and the heartbreaking thing about the movie is that she can't. Slowly, everyone grows up and goes away. THAT precise plot point, though underscored throughout, is unfortunately tampered with. Did we really need a long sequence with Scott Baio outracing a car full of thugs on his skateboard? Or an even longer sequence--also with Baio--where Foster has a strange soliloquy about pain as an illusion. Some of the dialogue in fact is downright loopy, and I didn't much care for an edit in the third act which segues clumsily from a death to a wedding. But these are nitpicks in what is basically a very sensitive story about the loss of a tight bond. And Jodie's face at the ending speaks volumes. If viewers do get choked up, the movie has earned this. The film doesn't pander for tears or ask for sympathy--it shows us an example of friendship and hopes we understand. *** from ****


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