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Foxfire (1996)

R | | Drama | 23 August 1996 (USA)
The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maddy Wirtz
... Legs Sadovsky
... Rita Faldes
... Goldie Goldman
Sarah Rosenberg ... Violet Kahn
... Ethan Bixby
... Dana Taylor
... Cindy
... Bobby (as Elden Ratliff)
... Martha Wirtz
... Mr. Parks
Fran Bennett ... Judge Holifield
... Mr. Buttinger
... Dan Goldman
... Chuck
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The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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Rated R for teen nudity, drug use, strong language and some violent situations | See all certifications »

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23 August 1996 (USA)  »

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Amigas  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$141,617, 25 August 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$258,263, 1 September 1996
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Was filmed in part at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. See more »

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Legs: This is for Goldie. It's about saving her life... and who we are to her... This is about who we are.
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Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (2002) See more »

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I Don't Want To Think About It
Performed by Wild Strawberries
Written by Ken Harrison
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions, Ltd.
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Cliches' kill film!
17 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

This story was taken from a novel from the 1950's and that might explain to some degree why this script was so predictable and contrived. Story is about a group of high school girls who are being harrassed by the science teacher and one day they meet a drifter named Legs (Angelina Jolie). The group consists of Maddy (Hedy Burress), Rita (Jenny Lewis), Violet (Sarah Rosenberg), Goldie (Jenny Shimizu) and of course Legs. The five of them beat up the teacher and they all get suspended. Then they decide to hang out in an abandoned house where they start bonding and getting into trouble like when they break into the school at night and accidently start a fire. They all tattoo themselves with a symbol but the rest of their community is resentful of them. After an altercation with a school jock and stealing his car, Legs is sent away for 6 months. She gets out but Goldie has been hooked on drugs and is sick so they kidnap her father (Chris Mulkey) and want him to pay for her rehab. The big problem with this film is the script and instead of these characters being put in realistic situations, they're surrounded by cardboard characters and cliches'. The teachers are unsympathetic to their claim of abuse by the science teacher, Goldie's father is a physically abusing jerk, the jocks at school are neanderthals (Of course) so when we watch these five females were suppose to understand their frustration. Its such a contrived set-up of events that its totally unbelievable. Some may say that the story was based on true events but the story was written in the 50's and when this was filmed in the 90's it just doesn't cross over. Jolie seems to be playing the same character that she would play in "Girl, Interrupted" so now I'm forced to question just how versatile an actress she is. I do think the film does a good job of showing that these girls really like being around one another. The friendship of all of them is evident and it rings true. I also enjoyed the performance of Hedy Burress who played Maddy and while I admit she didn't steal any scenes from Jolie (Who can?) she still demonstrated that she has a strong presence. For you trivia buffs out there, Shimizu and Jolie were lovers in real life and the making of this film is where they met. This film had real potential to be something special and interesting but it drowns in cliches' and cardboard characters. What a shame because all the actors are very good and they deserved better.


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