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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 D├╝nenbett  »

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Opening Weekend:

$5,908,574 (USA) (27 March 1983)

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$24,071,666 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

None of Nelson's advice to Susie on how to play Galaga has anything to do with the real-life video game. The classic Galaga did not feature thrusters, shields, pulsars, photon blasts, hyperspace, or gamma darts. See more »

Quotes

Arresting Officer: Sir, have you been drinking?
Ernest Dalby: Drinking? No no no. It was poured all over me.
Arresting Officer: Sheriff, pour him into the backseat.
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Featured in Dawson's Creek: 100 Light Years from Home (2002) See more »

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One of These Days
Performed by Gerard McMahon
Courtesy of Full Moon Records/Warner Bros. 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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