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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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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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Foxes (1980) was the first of three films with titles beginning with the letter "F" for director Adrian Lyne. The other movies are 1983's Flashdance (1983) and 1987's Fatal Attraction (1987). 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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Greedy Man
Lyrics by Keith Forsey
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Munich Machine
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15 November 2010 | by (Santa Monica, California) – See all my reviews

If a person grew up in Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley then this film interprets that life very well, especially in the late 70's very early 80's.

And who better to clarify this existence than Jodie Foster and Cherie Currie? Portraying Annie was probably no stretch for Cherie Currie who fronted The Runaways. She probably understood Annie very well.

People often dismiss the acting as amateurish. I would say not polished but how many teens have a polished act at that age? Nothing is perfect nor understood perfectly at that age. The parents here understand life but can't be understood by their teenage children. Very realistic to me. If the acting had been polished this film wouldn't work. It's the very fact that things seem slightly amateurish that makes this film believable.

The film is gritty, grimy, smoggy but also gentle, and young-slightly naive.

If you want a peek at life in LA seen through the eyes of it's youth at that time then check this out. Life had it's complications back then even without cell phones, I-pods and Blackberries.


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