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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:

One rebel showed them how to break all the rules. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Gross USA:

$258,263
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Runtime:

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

When aired on television the scene where the girls are shopping is edited out. This is because there is strong sexual dialogue throughout, this will confuse viewers because later on in the movie Rita is asked if she ate any meat and potatoes. This is one of the slang terms used by Violet to describe male genitalia. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

I Don't Want To Think About It
Performed by Wild Strawberries
Written by Ken Harrison
Courtesy of Nettwerk Productions, Ltd.
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Worth a rental...
1 October 2002 | by alafolleSee all my reviews

This is not by any stretch of the imagination a great film. The characters are two-dimensional, the plot is clunky, the sound is spotty, the directing is uneven... but "Foxfire" is worth watching because a previously unknown young actress named Angelina Jolie waltzed onto the set and completely stole this movie.

From her memorable entrance, with the camera panning slowly up from her boots, this movie belongs to Jolie. Part riot-grrl James Dean, part goth Ingrid Bergman, smoldering with sexual tension-- she's simply perfect in this part.

The rest of the cast is pretty solid, the indie rock soundtrack is great, and the story manages to avoid being completely predictable... which is pretty rare for a teen flick. "Foxfire" is a schlocky movie, to be sure, but it's definitely a guilty pleasure.


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