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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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Production Co:

Casablanca Filmworks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The second of two movies that composer Giorgio Moroder made with British producer David Putnam. The first had been Midnight Express (1978) about two years earlier where Moroder had won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Original Music Score. See more »

Goofs

Jodie Foster's hair changes during the party scenes. In some shots, she's wearing two combs (pulling her hair off of her face), while in other shots, she's wearing one comb with the other side combed straight down. 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 The History of 'Flashdance' (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

20th Century Foxes
Written by Frank DiMino and Gregg Giuffria
Performed by Angel
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"Don't it kind of strike you sad when you hear our song?"
18 January 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Four teenage girls in a suburb of Los Angeles get into all kinds of trouble: parties, drugs, cops, mixed-up parents, older boyfriends. Jodie Foster, the group's level-headed mother hen, tries keeping everyone together "like a family" (like the family unit she's never had), and the heartbreaking thing about the movie is that she can't. Slowly, everyone grows up and goes away. THAT precise plot point, though underscored throughout, is unfortunately tampered with. Did we really need a long sequence with Scott Baio outracing a car full of thugs on his skateboard? Or an even longer sequence--also with Baio--where Foster has a strange soliloquy about pain as an illusion. Some of the dialogue in fact is downright loopy, and I didn't much care for an edit in the third act which segues clumsily from a death to a wedding. But these are nitpicks in what is basically a very sensitive story about the loss of a tight bond. And Jodie's face at the ending speaks volumes. If viewers do get choked up, the movie has earned this. The film doesn't pander for tears or ask for sympathy--it shows us an example of friendship and hopes we understand. *** from ****


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