Release dateFebruary 29, 1980 (1980-02-29) CastJodie Foster (Jeanie), Cherie Currie (Annie), Scott Baio (Brad), Marilyn Kagan (Madge Axman), Kandice Stroh (Deirdre), Sally Kellerman (Mary) Similar moviesRampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders, Fish Tank, Factory Girl, Knock Knock, Blood, Irreversible
TaglineThe City Had It Coming.
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In the late 1970s, four teenage girls from San Fernando Valley, Calif., deal with the rampant dysfunction in their lives. Deirdre (Kandice Stroh) pursues one boy after another, avoiding any commitment. Escaping the abuse of her father, Annie (Cherie Currie) resorts to drug use to ease her painful reality. Overweight Madge (Marilyn Kagan) feels constant pressure to live up to the wild ways of her friends. As the most stable of the group, Jeanie (Jodie Foster) must watch over all of them.
Foxes is a 1980 American teen drama film directed by Adrian Lyne (in his feature film directorial debut) and written by Gerald Ayres. The film stars Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid and Cherie Currie (in her film acting debut). The original music score is composed by Giorgio Moroder, and features the song "On the Radio", sung by Donna Summer.
The film was generally ignored at the box office when it was first released in February 1980. At the time of its release, the film received a positive review from prominent film critic Roger Ebert, who stated, "The movies a rare attempt to provide a portrait of the way teenagers really do live today in some suburban cultures." It was also one of Jodie Fosters last major roles before she took a four-year hiatus from acting to attend Yale University.
A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
A group of four teenage girls in the San Fernando Valley during the late 1970s have the usual problems. Deirdre (Kandice Stroh) is a disco queen who is fascinated by her sexuality, likes boys and has many boyfriend troubles. Madge (Marilyn Kagan) is unhappily overweight and angry that she is a virgin. Her parents are overprotective, and she has an annoying younger sister. Annie (Cherie Currie) is a teenage runaway who drinks and does drugs, and runs away from her abusive father, a policeman. Jeanie (Jodie Foster) has to take care of them, is fighting with her divorced mother, and is yearning for a closer relationship with her distant father, a tour manager for the rock band Angel. It is implied that her mother had her when just a teenager herself.
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The girls believe school is a waste of time, their boyfriends are immature, and that they are alienated from the adults in their lives. All four seem immersed in the decadence of the late 1970s. (The adults in the film seem to be caught up in the craziness of the disco era as well.) The only way for them to loosen up and forget the bad things happening in their lives is to party and have fun. Annie is the least responsible, while Jeanie is ready to grow up and wants to stop acting like a child. Jeanie is most worried about Annie and continually takes risks to try to keep Annie clean and safe. Annies unstable behavior keeps everyone on edge, and finally leads to her death in a car wreck.
Annies death brings changes for the rest of the girls. Madge marries Jay (Randy Quaid), an older man who deflowered her, Deirdre no longer acts boy-crazy, and Jeanie graduates from high school and is about to head off to college. After Madge and Jays wedding, Jeanie visits Annies grave and smokes a cigarette. With a smile, she muses that Annie wanted to be buried under a pear tree, "not in a box or anything", so that each year her friends could come by, have a pear and say, "Annies tastin good this year, huh?".
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Jodie Foster as Jeanie
Scott Baio as Brad
Randy Quaid as Jay
Sally Kellerman as Mary
Cherie Currie as Annie
Marilyn Kagan as Madge
Kandice Stroh as Deirdre
Lois Smith as Mrs. Axman
Laura Dern as Debbie
Robert Romanus as Scott
Adam Faith as Bryan
The film earned less than $1 million on initial release.
Foxes was released in a Region 1 DVD by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on August 5, 2003. A Blu-Ray edition of the film was released by Kino Lorber on January 15, 2015.
Giorgio Moroder composed the music for Foxes and Midnight Express. Jodie Foster appears in Foxes and The Hotel New Hampshire. Cherie Currie appears in Foxes and wrote the story for The Runaways. The Breakfast Club (1985). The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).
Young Artist Awards
Nominee: Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture - Jodie Foster