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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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Trivia

The soundtrack of this 1980 movie featured a song called "More Than a Feeling". Director Adrian Lyne's later film Flashdance (1983) had a hit song called "Flashdance... What a Feeling". See more »

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

Quotes

Jay: [Madge tries to leave after she and Jay had the argument] I am not through talking to you!
Madge: Well I am.
Jay: Please come back here.
Madge: Why, so you can beat me up?
Jay: You're goddamn right!
Madge: [walks off] Forget it.
Jay: Please?
Madge: What?
Jay: What do you mean what?
Madge: Please what?
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Soundtracks

Rock and Roll Dancin'
Lyrics by F. Beckmeier and Stephen Beckmeier
Music by F. Beckmeier and Stephen Beckmeier
Performed by The Beckmeier Brothers
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Pretty accurate
18 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Story about four teenage girls growing up in California. Jeanie (Jodie Foster) is the most level-headed of the bunch--but wants to move out of her house where she lives with her divorced mother (Sally Kellerman). Annie (Cherie Currie) is addicted to drugs, alcohol and bad boys and is beaten up by her father. Madge (Marilyn Kagan) has overprotective parents. Deirde (Kandice Stroh) thinks she's more mature than the rest of them.

This is nothing new from what we've seen plenty of times before--but this one has one big difference--it's accurate. I graduated from high school in 1980 (when I first saw the film) and I was surprised at how realistic it was. They got the dialogue, clothes and attitudes down completely right. Even the main song of the movie ("On the Radio" by Donna Summer) was a big hit before this came out. This film hit me harder than any other teen film of the time because I could understand and relate to the characters. I knew girls in high school who were just like this! The film is (of course) dated but it captures a time we will never see again.

The acting is good on all counts with Foster giving the best performance. The relationship between her and Kellerman (who was excellent) was realistic and well-done. Even Scott Baio (who has a small role as a friend of the girls) more or less realistically played a teen boy.

A very good movie--essential viewing if you came of age in 1980. The film has a deserved R rating (plenty of drug use and swearing) but should be seen by all teens. I give it a 8.


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