Release: February 29, 1980
Release: February 29, 1980

Foxes is a 1980 English language drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Gerald Ayres. The film stars Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid, and Cherie Currie. The original music score is composed by Giorgio Moroder. The film is marketed with the tagline "The city had it coming." Although the film was generally ignored at the box office when it was first released in February 1980, it has nonetheless gone on to become something of a cult classic.At the time of its release the film received a positive review from prominent film critic Roger Ebert who stated, "The movie's a rare attempt to provide a portrait of the way teen-agers really do live today in some suburban cultures."[1] It was also one of Jodie Foster's last major roles before taking a four-year period away from acting to attend Yale University. Also it was Lyne's film debut as a director. He would later go on to direct hits such as Flashdance, 9½ Weeks and Fatal Attraction. A group of four teenage girls in the San Fernando Valley during the late 1970s have the usual problems. Deirdre is a disco queen who is fascinated by her sexuality, likes boys and has many boyfriend troubles. Madge is unhappily overweight and angry that she is a virgin. Her parents are overprotective, and she has an annoying younger sister. Annie is a teenage runaway who drinks and pops pills, and runs away from her abusive father, a policeman. Jeanie has to take care of them, is fighting with her divorced mother (who is having an affair with a married man), and is yearning for a closer relationship with her distant father, a tour manager for the rock band Angel. 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 '70s. The only way for them to loosen up, and forget all the bad things happening in their lives, is to party and have fun. Annie is the worst of all, while Jeanie is ready to grow up and wants to stop acting like a child. Jeanie is worried about Annie the most and continually takes risks to try and keep Annie clean and safe. Annie's unstable behavior and flair keeps everyone on edge, which finally leads her to her death in a car wreck.

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