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Spring Break (1983)

Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.

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David Knell ...
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Paul Land ...
Stu
Steve Bassett ...
Jayne Modean ...
Corinne Wahl ...
Joan (as Corinne Alphen)
Richard B. Shull ...
Jessica James ...
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Donald Symington ...
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John Archie ...
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Fred Buch ...
Markus T. Pellicori ...
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Stu & O.T. are two studs from the big city who arrive in Fort Lauderdale for spring break. They discover that the room they had reserved in an over crowded motel is already being occupied by Nelson & Adam, a pair of college nerds. With no other accomodations available, Nelson & Adam reluctantly agree to share the room with Stu & O.T., who promise to show them a good time. The wet-T-shirt contests and beer-guzzling-fun are threatened when Nelson's controlling step-dad shows up, along with a building inspector who wants to shut down the motel.

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Like it's really, totally, the most fun a couple of bodies can have. You know?

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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Im Sauseschritt ins Dünenbett  »

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"Spring Break", at the time the film was made, brought students from hundreds of colleges across the country. Each year, an estimated 250,000 students would descend upon the resort region of Fort Lauderdale in Florida, USA, turning it into a collegiate carnival that has become both a tradition and a phenomenon. It is believed to have begun in 1938 as a local swimming meet. Someone had the idea to invite other colleges outside the area. A tradition was born and continued long after the competitive events gave way to the more free-wheeling activities. In the post-World War II euphoria, "Spring Break" grew and grew, receiving another big push in the 1960s with a novel and its movie adaptation, Where the Boys Are (1960). This picture was remade about a year after Spring Break (1983) with its title being "Where the Boys Are (1984) '84". As travel became easier and cheaper, the numbers of youth going to "Spring Break" kept going up. Students kept flying, driving, biking, boating, and thumbing their way to Fort Lauderdale. Then to Daytona and other Florida resorts, to Bermuda, Balboa Island, and Palm Springs, to the Rockies and the Laurentiens for the Snow Belt, anywhere that could give students an uninhibited release from text books and an unequaled opportunity for looking for fun and sex. See more »

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It is never mentioned why Ernest Dalby would have any interest in closing down the Breeze 'n' Seas Motel, though he is paying the bribe to do so. See more »

Quotes

Ernest Dalby: Now step aside.
Nelson: Damn it, I said no. I'm through stepping aside for you. And that goes for getting pushed around, held back and screwed over too.
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Referenced in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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Kids These Days
Performed by The Dreamers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Vintage Fun
9 August 2002 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Lookit, I know the humour is lame, and the plot is standard fare, but lets call a spade a spade. When this film came out, it had no intention of setting the world on fire, or raking in hordes of Oscars...it's just a teen movie.

I am a child of the 80s. In fact, Spring Break holds a very dear place in my heart as it was the first "R Rated" film I ever saw (I was 14 at the time) and it was merely fuel for my raging hormones, which was all it was supposed to be. There were millions of movies just like this in the 80s. However, as lame as this film could be considered, I strongly feel that the teen films we see now are far worse. At least the acting in this film is good (the actors did well with what they had to work with).

If nothing else, it's great to watch and remember our (fleeting) youth. I just got it on video and was afraid to watch it for fear that it was much worse than I remembered (after all, it WAS 1983 when I saw it last...19 years ago!!!). I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised. What more, even through all the bad hair and a wardrobe that makes us cringe and say "What were we thinking", the girls are still very beautiful and REAL!!! Nary an implant in sight!

Another highlight: .38 Special's "Caught Up In You" used in a great spot for the soundtrack.

Yeah, it's another 80s teen-geek-gets-laid-and-becomes-cool flick, but it's a good one!


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