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Where the Boys Are (1984)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 1984 (USA)
Remake of the 1960 movie of the same name has four college coeds; virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra, and horny Laurie traveling to Fort Lauderdale ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Jennie Cooper
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Carole Singer
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Sandra Roxbury
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Laurie Jameson
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Scott Nash
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Chip
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Tony
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Camden Roxbury
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Maggie
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Barbara Roxbury
Danny B. Harvey ...
The Rockats (as Danny Harvey)
Michael K. Osborn ...
The Rockats (as Michael Osborn)
Dibbs Preston ...
The Rockats
Barry Ryan ...
The Rockats
Smutty Smiff ...
The Rockats
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Remake of the 1960 movie of the same name has four college coeds; virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra, and horny Laurie traveling to Fort Lauderdale for their Easter week of Spring Break and the series of adventures and mis-adventures they encounter, which include the naive Jennie pursued by musician drifter Scott and Sandra's snobbish musician cousin Camden. Meanwhile, Carole is seeking a break in her relationship with the jealous Chip who follows her down to Florida. Sandra pursues a romance with local policeman Ernie who arrests her on the first night for being drunk and disorderly, while Laurie just seeks any man she can get her hands on. Written by matt-282

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6 April 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beach Parties - Sonne, Sex und Sunnyboys  »

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$10,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The "'84" in the film's title appears everywhere but in the actual movie. The opening titles simply read "Where the Boys Are". See more »

Quotes

Tony: Oh my God, look at the talent on this girl. I mean... fuckin' incredible footage. Spielberg would shit.
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Be-Bop-A-Lula
Composed by Gene Vincent, Tex Davis
Performed by The Rockats
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A mindlessly pleasant 80's romp
10 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though far from an intelligent production, this 1984 reworking of the 1960 film is nevertheless a fun time capsule of early-to-mid 1980's culture. Forget about plot. This movie is just a mindless and pleasant romp on the beach at Fort Lauderdale before spring breakers were driven out and the monster condos took over the skyline. It features far more location shooting than the original (that one was mostly Hollywood sets) and some interesting 80's music. I am biased; I'm nostalgic for the 80's and I love Fort Lauderdale and Florida, so I may enjoy it more than the average viewer.

Not every film should be a literary gem as life is more than that. "Where the Boys Are" is an honest look at what was going on with the college kids of the time. There is some brief nudity and sexual content that may be mildly distasteful, but that is what was happening in Fort Lauderdale until the late 80's and 90's saw the city powers-that-be effectively sweep the spring break crowd north to Daytona.

Don't build up great expectations and you will probably enjoy this otherwise forgettable flick.


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