Foxes (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes


Foxes (1980)




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In this drama, four California girls grow into young women without much help from their self-absorbed parents. One girl is pretty level-headed and helps support her three troubled friends: a hooker with a nutty father, a fat girl tired of being overprotected by her parents, and a coquettish pathological liar.


Lois Smith
as Mrs. Axman
Jon Sloan
as Loser
Roger Bowen
as Counsellor
Mary Ellen O'Neill
as Mrs. Steiner
Ben Frank
as Daryl
Laura Dern
as Debbie
Charles Shull
as Policeman
Mae Williams
as Supermarket cashier
Tom Pletts
as Security officer
Stephen Jones
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Foxes

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

The movie's a rare attempt to provide a portrait of the way teen-agers really do live today in some suburban cultures.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Though they are all extremely dissimilar, they dream of creating their own life and space together free of parental and societal expectations.

December 8, 2021 | Full Review…

One of Foster's earliest, but no less impressive, turns

February 7, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Scott Baio. Enough said.

April 15, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Foxes depicts the pursuit of happiness as a desperate ritual.

January 29, 2004 | Full Review…

If it's a drama, it's too silly to be effective - and if it's a comedy, it's alarmingly free of charm.

January 26, 2004 | Rating: 39/100

Audience Reviews for Foxes


Interesting movie. For someone who did not grow up with such wild circumstances, It is difficult to imagine. The ending was abrupt and unsatisfactory.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

I saw this drama on TV a long time ago, I thought it was pretty boring for the most part, but it seemed a pretty realistic view of teenage girls. Plus, there are a bunch of stars in this, so it's an okay movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Kind of muddled. Does not seem to be very well edited and the story skips around a little bit and doesn't always make a lot of sense. Also, WTF with the young bride at the end? Aren't these girls meant to be like 16 or something?! I kind of liked it for it's early 80's setting - the fashions were amusing, (those HUGE glasses), and I was interested to see Cherie Currie act. On the whole it is a story of female friendship, which is always good, but I think it could have been executed a little better.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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