Foxfire

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Total Count: 11

65%

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Movie Info

Loosely based on the book Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates, this film is about four high-school girls, dissimilar in every other way, who find that they are all being made to perform sexually with their biology teacher. This discovery leads them to become allies and friends. Shortly afterward, they exact revenge on their teacher at the cost of being expelled from school. Taking up residence in an abandoned house in the woods, they practice some rather sexy bonding rituals between themselves. Thanks to the efforts of their ringleader Legs to get drug rehab money for one of the girls, they find themselves on the wrong side of the law, and the chase begins.

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Cast

Hedy Burress
as Maddy Wirtz
Angelina Jolie
as Legs Sadovsky
Jenny Lewis
as Rita Faldes
Jenny Shimizu
as Goldie Goldman
Sarah Rosenberg
as Violet Kahn
Peter Facinelli
as Ethan Bixby
Cathy Moriarty
as Martha Wirtz
Richard Beymer
as Mr. Parks
Dash Mihok
as Dana Taylor
Fran Bennett
as Judge Holifield
John Diehl
as Mr. Buttinger
Chris Mulkey
as Dan Goldman
Arwen Carter
as Leaflet Girl
Ever Carradine
as Girl in Printshop
Raissa Fleming
as Rita's Mom
T.J. Galash
as Teenage Boy
Scott Gallegos
as Jock Friend
Jason Wilhite
as Jock Friend
Kaci Garcia
as Rita's Younger Sister
Rick Jones
as Security Guard
Joel David Moore
as First Geek
Betty Moyer
as Violet's Mother
Barbara Niven
as Goldie's Stepmother
Stuart Regen
as Art Teacher
Lori Rogers
as First Year Girl
Burl Ross
as Mr. Penn
Rasa Yurchis
as Street Junkie
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Critic Reviews for Foxfire

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Audience Reviews for Foxfire

  • Oct 13, 2013
    20-year-old Angelina Jolie stars as teenage drifter Legs Sadovsky who emboldens four misfit girls to stand up for themselves - and each other. The female bonding subgenre was a rarity for 1996, but unfortunately this screenplay is about as aimless as some of the girls themselves. Additionally the acting isn't very strong apart from Jolie who commands attention in every scene with her good looks (despite the Jackie Chan haircut) and knife-edge comportment. Definitely worth watching for Jolie devotees, Foxfire also exhibits some striking use of color and light, and a memorably long, seductive tattoo scene hypnotically set to Mazzy Star's "Into Dust." Some other good songs on the soundtrack that qualifies as among the '90s most eccentric by including music ranging from Kristin Hersh to mainstream jazz to The Cramps to the pan flute!
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 24, 2012
    Foxfire is a provocative and compelling coming-of-age film that looks at teenage rebellion and the search for identity. The story follows a drifter named Legs that strolls into a high school one day and ends up changing the lives of four girls who end up forming a unique bond of friendship. Angelina Jolie shines in this film, and really shows the star power and charisma that she's capable of. The film does a good job at handling the serious themes and keeps the characters grounded and real. However, the plot takes some odd turns and goes to extremes. While it's flawed, Foxfire presents an interesting and challenging look at the struggles of the youth culture.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2009
    Angelina Jolie, Dash Mihok, Hedy Burress, Peter Facinelli 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Really liked this movie. Some of the early works of Angelina Jolie. Thought she was great in it. Loved how all the girls, even though are very different from each other, come together and kick their perverted teacher's ass. LOL.. Shows you that one event in your life can bring you to befriend some people you would normally never even have a conversation with. A "girl power" movie.
  • Apr 02, 2009
    This film had solidifyiedthat she could act, and Indeed had what it takes to become a great actress. The acting of the five leading woman was superb, and "Haywood-Carter's: Direction was sensational. It made you belive "Jolie" would become the greatest and most versital actress of the modern times. Midly Reccomended.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer

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