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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:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$7,470,348

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,470,348
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a May 2019 interview with Christine Smallwood in the New York Times Magazine, Laura Dern recalled that Foxes was her first credited role and her first substantial acting role, Her character, Debbie, was supposed to be 11 years old, and Dern herself was only a little older than that. In one scene, Debbie lies about using a diaphragm to make herself seem more experienced and sophisticated than she is; in the 2019 interview, Dern recounted that the film's director and producer asked her if she was comfortable with he dialogue, and her response was that she didn't understand why she would be uncomfortable, since a diaphragm was just the muscle in your abdomen that expands and contracts when you breathe. Dern had never heard of the meaning of the word "diaphragm" that was relevant to her dialogue: the barrier form of birth control. 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

[closing narration]
Jeanie: Back in the heavy stoned days, when we used to stay up and talk a lot, Annie and me, we were talking about dying, how it feels and all. I said I'd never get buried. I couldn't stand them shoveling dirt in my face. Like, I know I'd be dead, but I still might have this strong compulsion to breathe, okay? But Annie, she said she wanted to be buried right in the ground under a pear tree. Really. Not in a box or anything. She said she wanted the roots going right through her, and ...
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Les amigues de l'Àgata (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Fly Too High
(Vocal Theme)
Lyrics by Janis Ian
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Janis Ian
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Not Just A Brilliant work of art, but one with a lesson...
22 August 2003 | by trickygirlbSee all my reviews

I loved Jodi Foster, That chick from The Runaways-Cherie Currie, Scott Baio, Randy Quaid, Demone from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Brilliant cast. I truly believe this is the role Jodi should have won the Oscar for, but oddly enough it wasn't even nominated. Not only was this a great work of art, but one with a lesson.... That hitching rides with swinging, middle aged couples who look like rejects from Studio 54 not only proves to be creepy but fatal.


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