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Foxes (1980)

R | | Drama | 29 February 1980 (USA)
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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Deirdre
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Mary
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Jay
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Mrs. Axman
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Bryan
Sloan Roberts ...
Loser (as Jon Sloan)
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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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Star Billing: Jodie Foster (1st), Scott Baio (2nd), Sally Kellerman (3rd) and Randy Quaid (4th). See more »

Goofs

When Brad was riding with Jeanie, the size of her cigarette changed during shots. See more »

Quotes

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

Soundtracks

Fly Too High
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Lyrics by Janis Ian
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Janis Ian
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15 November 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – 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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