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Foxfire (1996)

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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Joyce Carol Oates (novel), Elizabeth White (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hedy Burress ... Maddy Wirtz
Angelina Jolie ... Legs Sadovsky
Jenny Lewis ... Rita Faldes
Jenny Shimizu ... Goldie Goldman
Sarah Rosenberg Sarah Rosenberg ... Violet Kahn
Peter Facinelli ... Ethan Bixby
Dash Mihok ... Dana Taylor
Michelle Brookhurst ... Cindy
Elden Henson ... Bobby (as Elden Ratliff)
Cathy Moriarty ... Martha Wirtz
Richard Beymer ... Mr. Parks
Fran Bennett Fran Bennett ... Judge Holifield
John Diehl ... Mr. Buttinger
Chris Mulkey ... Dan Goldman
Jay Acovone ... 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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It took them 17 years to learn the rules. And one week to break them all. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$141,617, 25 August 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$258,263, 1 September 1996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was filmed in part at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

When aired on television the scene where the girls are shopping is edited out. This is because there is strong sexual dialogue throughout, this will confuse viewers because later on in the movie Rita is asked if she ate any meat and potatoes. This is one of the slang terms used by Violet to describe male genitalia. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Trouble
Performed by Shampoo
Written by Conall Fitzpatrick (as Fitzpatrick), Carrie Askew (as Askew) & Jacqueline Blake (as Blake)
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records/Food Ltd.
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A Surprise
12 February 2000 | by flix37See all my reviews

When Foxfire first came out, I had no interest to watch it at all.

Recently I became a huge Angelina Jolie fan. The main reason to watch the movie was her.

Jolie is great as usual. She gives everything into her character and is very good. Not a surprise.

Besides Jolie, I was shocked as to how entertained I was while watching it. It gave me a sense of longing for that kind of rebelliuos female companionship.

Foxfire has such reckless abandon that makes for fun ride. From Angelina's mysterious entrance into the science lab, to the end credits, I stared at my screen. And smiled. I had so much fun I watched it again the next evening.

Hedy Burgess (as "Maddy") and Angelina Jolie (as "Legs") give the best performances. Everybody else, are cardboard cutouts of girls for the most part.

"Legs" is everything "Maddy" wants to be. Self sufficient, drifting, taking no **** from anyone.

"Maddy" has the loyalty and values that "Legs" longs to have. The ability to hold friendships, love, conscience.

Like someone else once said, the sexiest scene is really Legs and Maddy talking on the rooftop, and its not even about sex.

The soundtrack is a great adrenaline ride. The music has the same spirit as the movie and is really fun.

A must for Angelina Jolie fans.

An entertaining movie.

6 out of 10


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