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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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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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Off-the-beach shooting locations featured in the film included the Marlin Beach Hotel, which became the movie's Breeze 'n Seas Motel; The Candy Store and the Button-on-the-Beach - two of the most popular student attractions; the Sheraton Hotel; John U. Lloyd State Park; the lobby of a Holiday Inn; and a 98-foot yacht moored at the marina of the Bahia Mar Hotel. See more »

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The belly flop from the palm tree was from directly above the pool, and he just dropped spread-eagled straight down. The next shot shows him hitting the water but clearly from a trajectory that originated from the side of the pool, and not 20 feet up in a palm tree. See more »

Quotes

Ernest Dalby: I will not have you running around in public acting like a fool and dressing like a hermaphrodite.
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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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Me and the Boys
Performed by NRBQ
Courtesy of Rounder Records and Bearsville 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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