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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
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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:

The city had it coming... Daring to do it! See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

First credited role in a theatrical feature film of actress Laura Dern who played Debbie Laura Dern does appear in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore with her mom Diane Ladd in 1974. See more »

Goofs

During the Hollywood Blvd. scene Annie has a dog on the leash when she runs to get into the truck but when she gets into truck, the dog disappears when the truck moves and she doesn't bring the dog with her. See more »

Quotes

Mary: You look like kids, but you don't act like it. You're short forty-year-olds and you're tough.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Vintage Video: The Nude Bomb (1980) (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Radio
Theme from Foxes (1980)
Lyrics by Donna Summer
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Donna Summer
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Lived the life
11 June 2008 | by cvoci-1See all my reviews

One of the best portrayals of being a teen in the late 70's early 80's. Jodie Foster is simply wonderful as the one who tries to hold all of her friends together through the difficult times of being a teen in Califirnia; actually this could have been set in any city. I lived this life of parties, concerts and excess during this same era. Being 44 and looking back it is like looking back into my own memories of kids I went to school with and the things we experienced. Though the look of this movie is dated, big hair, satin jackets etc, however it certainly is still relevant. Donna Summer's "On the Radio" is such a great song and is a vital part of the fabric of this move. This is movie is so much better than the teen sex farces that seemed to proliferate after this movie came out - because it is a pretty close portrayal of what being a teen at this time was like with absent parents and lots of free time.If you haven't seen it you should...


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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

Gross USA:

$7,470,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,470,348
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Casablanca Filmworks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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