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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Casablanca Filmworks See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie did get nominated for a couple of awards, both for Young Artist Awards, for Best Family Music Album (United Artists) and for Best Young Actress in a Major Motion Picture for Jodie Foster, but the film did not win in either category. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Madge: [after Jeanie was talking to a pimp on Hollywood Boulevard, looking for Annie] God, Jeanie, I don't know how you could even talk to that guy. I mean like, he looks like a... He could hypnotize you like a cobra or something you know, and the next thing you're out on the Boulevard and you're dressed like the Pointer Sisters.
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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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Referenced in Keeping the Faith (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Virginia
Written by Punky Meadows
Performed by Angel
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One of the best teen and 80's films ever!!!!
8 February 2003 | by badgirlkaneSee all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite films. Jodie Foster in 1980 once again showed in this film and the movie " Carny" in the year 1980 (when both films were released ) that she had a whole lot more of her " teen who has a huge heart and older than years approach to the world" persona especially in this film Foxes. She takes care of all of her friends including her own mother. She's the most stable of all the characters and she plays it off brilliantly. Cherie Currie, lead singer of the 70's jailbait all-girl band The Runaways stars in one of her few and most memorable roles as the charachter Annie a real drug abusive teen drinking machine who has an abusisve cop father and a mom who doesn't do anything about it. The other 2 girls are kinda forgettable as their basically in the film as either humorous charachters and to at least show that 1 of the 4 girls has to deal with losing her virginity to actor Randy Quaid in one of his first roles.Great concert scene with the late 70's early 80's band Angel and of course having Scott Baio in the film helped promote the film with his and Ms Foster being huge teen stars of this era. The ending doesn't come as a suprise even though it makes you feel bad that Jodie Foster's character couldn't help the teen girl more but if you've never seen this rent it or BUY IT!!! as this is a underlooked classic.***** out 5


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