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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.

Director:

Adrian Lyne

Writer:

Gerald Ayres
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Foster ... Jeanie
Cherie Currie ... Annie
Marilyn Kagan ... Madge
Kandice Stroh ... Deirdre
Scott Baio ... Brad
Sally Kellerman ... Mary
Randy Quaid ... Jay
Lois Smith ... Mrs. Axman
Adam Faith ... Bryan
Sloan Roberts Sloan Roberts ... Loser (as Jon Sloan)
Jill Barrie Bogart Jill Barrie Bogart ... Sissie
Wayne Storm Wayne Storm ... Frank
Mary Margaret Lewis Mary Margaret Lewis ... Gladys
Grant Wilson ... Greg
Fredric Lehne ... Bobby
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Storyline

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. However, Annie's unstable behavior and flare ups keeps everyone on edge. Written by MGM/UA Home Video

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Taglines:

They dared to do what others dream of... they're foxes! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 February 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twentieth Century Foxes See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$221,141, 2 March 1980, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,470,348, 31 December 1980
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Production Co:

Casablanca Filmworks See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Foxes (1980) was the first of three films with titles beginning with the letter "F" for director Adrian Lyne. The other movies are Flashdance (1983) and Fatal Attraction (1987). See more »

Goofs

Brad's hair changes during shots, while riding home with the girls after the concert by the rock band Angel. 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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Alternate Versions

When the girls drive into Hollywood to find Annie, a very fast shot of a young man being arrested (hands placed behind his back) has since been replaced on the DVD with an alternate shot of the city. The original shot can still be seen on the VHS. See more »

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Soundtracks

That's What I Like About My Baby
Written by F. Beckmeier and Stephen Beckmeier
Performed by The Beckmeier Brothers
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Pretty accurate
18 August 2006 | by preppy-3See 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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