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Where the Boys Are (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 December 1960 (USA)
Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves.

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Merritt, Melanie, Tuggle and Angie are four Midwestern college co-eds who travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for their spring vacation and we follow the episodic series of adventures and romance they all get into with some college guys they meet. Written by matt-282

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When 20,000 GIRLS meet 20,000 BOYS SOMETHING'S bound to happen! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 December 1960 (USA)  »

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Bastam Dois para Amar  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dolores Hart left Hollywood shortly after this movie and became a Benedictine nun, and has been a Mother Superior for many years. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Mer sits down on the beach, there is a ship at sea in the upper left slowly going left to right. Two minutes later when Ryder and her depart, the ship is missing. It was not moving fast enough to go across the entire seascape in that amount of time. See more »

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Narrator: For fifty weeks of the year, Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a small corner of tropical heaven, basking contentedly in the warm sun. During the other two weeks, as colleges all over the country disgorge their students for Easter vacation, a change comes over the scene. The students swarm to these peaceful shores in droves, twenty thousand strong. They turn night into day, and a small corner of heaven into a sizeable chunk of bedlam. The boys come to soak up the sun, and a few carloads ...
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Featured in Brows Held High: Spring Breakers (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn On the Sunshine
Words by Howard Greenfield
Music by Neil Sedaka
Performed by Connie Francis (uncredited)
Courtesy of Nevins - Kirshner
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A Shockingly frank look at sexuality for its time
17 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

My mother sent me to see this film when I was about 9 or 10 expecting a good wholesome beach movie, and I was shocked! (If she only knew!). 1) A girl actually advocated pre-marital sex! (but was hypocritical about practicing her ideas) 2) Another girl actually did it! (although nothing was shown, not even kissing) 3) Another girl said she only wanted to have babies! (nothing new here, except for her honesty) 4) Another girl was horny, and tried to do something about it. 5) And of course the boys actually came out and asked for sex, although couched in the "decent" terms of the fifties/sixties.

People (mostly "liberated" women) complain that this movie was about oppression of women (they didnt feel "complete" without a man), but this was women's liberation (women were horny and honest about it)

The marvelous casting and dialogue made this film one of the great american classics of its genre that still holds up today.

definitely a 10!


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