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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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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

It took them 17 years to learn the rules. And one week to break them all. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Mr. Parks: What do you call yourselves? Girls who run with foxes?
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Alternate Versions

Some televised airings of the movie start with the title card, cutting the very beginning of the opening credits. Which contradicts the whole point of preserving the film's Rysher Entertainment logo. See more »

Connections

Version of Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (2012) See more »

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Five teenage girls make a family
26 June 2006 | by galadriel-13See all my reviews

Four teenage girls are joined by Legs (played by Jolie). Experiencing various teenage anxieties and failed communication with parents, they form a strong emotional bond which is augmented by events in which they take part together and into which they are drawn. Supporting each other, they play the role of both friend and family to each other.

The plot deals with the isolation of late teenage from mainstream society and one's parents' generation, and the communication divide which neither parents nor children seem to be able to bridge easily during these years. Another theme is what too much pain and abandonment in the early years can do to you, and how good people can clash with a society trying to do the right thing, but getting it wrong.


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