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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jeanie
... Annie
... Madge
... Deirdre
... Brad
... Mary
... Jay
... Mrs. Axman
... Bryan
Sloan Roberts ... Loser (as Jon Sloan)
Jill Barrie Bogart ... Sissie
Wayne Storm ... Frank
Mary Margaret Lewis ... Gladys
... Greg
... 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. But Annie's unstable behavior and flare ups keeps everyone on edge. Written by Anonymous

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Twentieth Century Foxes  »

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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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Robert Romanus and Cherie Currie appear in this movie together. Thirty years later, Romanus had a small role in The Runaways (2010), a movie about the formation, success, and eventual disintegration of the band that Cherie Currie was in before acting in Foxes (1980). 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 Keeping the Faith (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Too High
(Vocal Theme)
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Janis Ian
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Undernourished, melodramatic teen flick from Adrian Lyne
10 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Despite the presence of the always top flight Jodie Foster, Adrian Lyne's soaper about the desperate lives of four teenage girls living in sunny but suffocating Southern California is hampered by movie of the week cliches and a meandering storyline that never really goes anywhere. Divorces, absentee parents, easy access to alcohol and drugs, and a strong dose of hopelessness and ennui drive the foxes of the title to varying levels of destruction. Unless you were at a particularly impressionable age when you first saw the film, Foxes is likely to feel too deliberate and drawn out. It is fun, however, to take a peek at the performances of Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid, Lois Smith, and Cherie Currie (my favorite, though, is Marilyn Kagan as sexually maturing Madge) as well as the histrionics of glammy rockers Angel. Added bonus: Donna Summer sings the theme "On the Radio."


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