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Sean S. Cunningham
Jay Michael Ferguson
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.
At the time the movie was made and produced, the Columbia Pictures studio was a subsidiary of the Coca-Cola company. Janet Maslin of 'The New York Times' noted in her review published on 27th March 1983 that "the movie happens to have worked Coke at least momentarily into its plot. There's a moment when one of the boys is brought by a girl to her hotel room, and before there's so much as a clinch the boy announces he's thirsty. A Coke would be nice, says his date. So the boy runs down to a very prominently featured Coke machine and buys about six cans' worth". See more »
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 »
I keep wondering what Stu said to those girls.
Oh, probably something like, ah, "Nice night, isn't it? Be nicer if you spent it with us."
Yeah, he probably made it sound good, too.
Sure, Stu's what you call professionally cool.
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Wonderful fun to watch, those of us who were there can attest to atmosphere.
This is a wonderful film that captures so much of the early 1980's feeling at spring break, before the commercial exploitation and the cheap video cam made it a display. It is a warm film despite its attempts at gross comedy. My favorite line is OT upon reaching the motel, handed a beer he drains the entire quart and says "beer is like...f**king great". That captures the spirit of the movie. There is also a tender love story and a silly sideline about evil politicians. The love interest in the movie is one of the hottest women ever to grace the screen, and all of the characters of wonderfully funny and memorable. Ish (EESH) the bellboy at the motel,grabs a strip of satin hanging from a wall painting and shakes it "Sanitized for your protection", then says "You want anything you see eesh, you need anything you come to eesh, you get in troubles ... they work themselves out." I love this movie, as you can tell. It was what we at the time wanted spring break to be.
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