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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Marilyn Kagan ...
Madge
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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
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Frank
Mary Margaret Lewis ...
Gladys
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Greg
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Bobby
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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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Trivia

Debut theatrical feature film directed by Adrian Lyne. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Sally Kellerman/Jimmy Cliff (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Ship of Fools
Lyrics by Bob Seger
Music by Bob Seger
Performed by Bob Seger
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Great movie...unforgettable
12 January 2001 | by (Trenton, MI) – See all my reviews

I adore this movie. It is one of the best teen movies ever! Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, Marilyn Kagan, and Kandice Stroh were awesome! The whole movie seems realistic, and is very interesting and thoughtful. It concerns four teenage girls struggling with problems as they live their lives in the San Fernando Valley. Jeanie (Foster) is fighting with her divorced mother, Annie (Currie) is a teen runaway who drinks and pops pills, and runs away from her abusive father. Madge (Kagan) is a young girl who is overweight and mad that she is a virgin. Plus, her parents are overprotective and she has annoying younger siblings. Then there is Deirdre (Stroh) who is not as developed as the other characters, she is basically one of their friends who likes boys and has a lot of boy troubles. I like the music, the acting, and there were some scenes that were great...the party and the ending were standout scenes. The concert scenes were funny as well. The ending is a tearjerker, but I won't give it away. See for yourself and rent or buy this great film.


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