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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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Cast

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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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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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Trivia

Debut produced screenplay of writer David Smilow. Spring Break (1983) remains the only cinema movie written by Smilow. See more »

Goofs

The man in the elevator who checks out Nelson stays on when Nelson and Susie get off. Later, when Nelson is looking for Susie's room, he accidentally finds the room of the man from the elevator. According to the two room numbers, they are on the same floor. If this is true, the man should have gotten off the elevator with the other two. See more »

Quotes

Adam: Why does OT have a knife in his mouth? Does he really expect trouble?
Stu: Nah, he always wanted to swim with one. He saw it once on television.
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Referenced in His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

You Keep Runnin' Away
Performed by .38 Special (as 38 Special)
Courtesy of A&M Records
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A break worth taking
25 January 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Spring Break" is nothing more than an exploitive teen flick, but that is exactly what it set out to be. Following in the footsteps of the immensely popular "Porky's", this movie ups the nudie and the cheese ten fold. The entire film is a fine slice of swiss, with college drinking games and mayhem. You will probably not find another film that features more beer being dumped on everyone than this film. This is a movie that brings back those nostalgic days of the 80's, where everything was about having fun. What other movie could get away with a guy urinating on an alligator?

As far as 80's teen comedies go, this might just be the holy grail. While it doesn't have all that many moments of intentional hilarity, the entire film is full of lovably cheesy and wild antics. It is about four guys having the time of their lives, and it is great. The soundtrack is stocked with some great 80's bands like 38 Special and NRBQ, complete with MTV-style editing.

This film certainly wont win any awards, but it sure is one electric and fun trip back to the 80's. Never a dull moment, "Spring Break" is a film definitely worth saving from those dust covered VHS shelves! Forget "Friday the 13th", this is Sean Cunningham's masterpiece!


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