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Spring Break -- From wet T-shirt contests and drinking games in the local bars, to belly flop and swimsuit contests poolside, and bikini-clad beach-goers, this '80s time-capsule is like a travelogue for Fort Lauderdale: the place for college students to cut loose and have fun.  Adam Stern (Perry Lang) and Nelson Dalby, Jr. (David Knell) are naive college students who have come to Fort Lauderdale to perform the..

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Writer:
David Smilow (written by)
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Release Date:
25 March 1983 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Like it's really, totally, the most fun a couple of bodies can have. You know?
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Vintage Fun See more (45 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Sean S. Cunningham 
 
Writing credits
David Smilow (written by)

Produced by
Sean S. Cunningham .... producer
Barbara De Fina .... associate producer
Andrew Fogelson .... executive producer
Milton Herson .... executive producer
Mitch Leigh .... executive producer
Kim Wolf .... location producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Susan E. Cunningham  (as Susan Cunningham)
 
Casting by
Julie Hughes 
Barry Moss 
 
Production Design by
Virginia Field 
 
Art Direction by
Nicholas J. Romanac  (as Nicholas Romanac)
 
Set Decoration by
Tom Coll 
 
Costume Design by
Susan Denison 
Sara Denning 
 
Makeup Department
Irene Aparicio .... hair stylist
Elizabeth Lambert .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Barbara De Fina .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dustin Bernard .... second assistant director
Brian E. Frankish .... first assistant director (as Brian Frankish)
 
Art Department
Charles Guanci .... property master
William Kellow .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Scott Blynder .... boom operator
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recordist
Bernard Hajdenberg .... sound editor
Kevin Meehan .... boom operator
Kim H. Ornitz .... sound mixer (as Kim Ornitz)
Ron Kalish .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jay Amor .... stunts
James Bates .... stunts
Courtney Brown .... stunts
Charles Buie .... stunts
Alex Edlin .... stunts (as Alexander Edlin)
Bob Kenaston .... stunts
Mike Kirton .... stunts
Artie Malesci .... stunt coordinator (as Arti Malesci)
Artie Malesci .... stunts (as Arti Malesci)
Marc Mercury .... stunts (as Mark Mercury)
Jeff Moldovan .... stunts
Peter Tors .... stunts
David Rigby .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Anderson .... camera operator
James H. Armfield .... still photographer (as James Armfield)
William D. Barber .... first assistant camera
Bert Bertolami .... grip best boy
Jerry Bertolami .... dolly grip
Robert Heine .... second assistant camera
Perry A. Jones .... key grip
Robert Lewine .... still photographer
Walter G. Morris Jr. .... gaffer
David P. Robinson .... electric best boy
Egon Stephan Jr. .... second assistant camera (as Egon Stephan)
 
Casting Department
Linda Francis .... casting: Los Angeles
Peter Golden .... casting associate
Dee Miller .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Lou Byrd .... wardrobe
Vivian Cocheo .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Guy Barresi .... assistant editor
Jay Keuper .... first assistant editor
Angie Ross .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Vern Carlson .... music editor
 
Other crew
Kathleen Bertolami .... location auditor
Steve Braun .... production assistant
Adam Brightman .... production assistant
T. Rafael Cimino .... marine coordinator
Jack Cowden .... script supervisor
Susan Eastman .... local coordinator
Christine Georgopulo .... production assistant
Jeffrey J. Kiehlbauch .... production assistant (as Jeffrey Kiehlbauch)
Mark Lafata .... extras coordinator
Roger Minami .... choreographer
Dan Perri .... title designer
Michael Robinson .... production assistant
Cynthia Streit .... production office coordinator (as Cynthia E. Streit)
Steven Zeller .... unit publicist
 

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102 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Since this picture, other "Spring Break" style movies have been made, such as The Real Cancun (2003), Spring Breakers (2012), and Where the Boys Are (1984). The first ever "Spring Break" movie was apparently Where the Boys Are (1960).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Nelson:Innkeeper! Two beers.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Orgazmo (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Spring BreakSee more »

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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Vintage Fun, 9 August 2002
Author: wdeadder from Toronto

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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