FoxfireAugust 23, 1996
The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them…
Release Year: 1996
Rating: 5.8/10 (4,572 voted)
Stars: Hedy Burress, Angelina Jolie, Jenny Lewis
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.
Writers: Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth White
(as Elden Ratliff)
It took them 17 years to learn the rules. And one week to break them all.
Release Date: 23 August 1996
Filming Locations: Portland, Oregon, USA
Opening Weekend: $141,617
(25 August 1996)
(1 September 1996)
Yo! Does this bitch ALWAYS talk in exclamation marks?
Bad influence? I think not!
I've always loved watching Angelina Jolie on screen… but watching her in
"Foxfire" quite literally gave me *chills* (and still does). When Legs
first walks into Maddy's classroom and they do that long, slow pan up – from
head to foot – of Legs, you can instantly feel Angie's incredible magnetism
As much as people would like to point out the negative aspects of this film
– that violence of any sort is "unladylike" or just plain wrong coming from
females – "Foxfire" has got many more positive ones on its side.
Maddy and Legs' relationship is one of the warmest, most heartfelt I've ever
seen portrayed on film … Legs is not so much a maternal figure as she is a
supportive driving force. She teaches each of the girls to respect
themselves and not be ashamed or afraid to be who they are. If anything, I
think it's Maddy that's the maternal one … directing her loving and
protective instincts towards Legs. Maddy teaches Legs to open up her heart
and stop *running* long enough to realize that some people *can* love you
and not abandon you (like her father) or die (like her mother). She teaches
her to care again… to love again.