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Release Date:
12 April 1985 (USA) See more »
Meet Wendell Tvedt. Would you believe he's about to become America's #1 hunk? What happens to him, could happen to you! See more »
A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Stephen Geoffreys ... Wendell Tvedt

Sheree J. Wilson ... Ashley Taylor

Cameron Dye ... Joe Gillespie

Leigh McCloskey ... Charles 'Chas' Lawlor III

Tim Robbins ... Larry "Mother" Tucker

Matt McCoy ... J.C. Springer

Amanda Bearse ... Nicole Ferret

John Vernon ... Chief Ferret

Nita Talbot ... Mrs. Ferret

Barbara Crampton ... Chrissie

Kathleen Kinmont ... Marianne

Max Wright ... Millard Tvedt
Julie Payne ... Naomi Tvedt

Franklyn Ajaye ... Harry

Charles Rocket ... Madman Mac

Britt Ekland ... Eyvette
Denise Beaumont ... Hooker Smith
Frances McCaffrey ... Hooker Jones
Roger Behrstock ... Policeman
Millicent Hawkins ... Rape Victim
Sheridan Batson ... Wine Steward
Penny Mathews ... Pool Girl
Aurora Rodriguez ... Maid

Directed by
James Frawley 
Writing credits
Lindsay Harrison (written by)

Produced by
Boris Malden .... co-producer
Christopher Nelson .... associate producer
Robert C. Peters .... producer
Larry A. Thompson .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Brad Fiedel 
Cinematography by
Paul Ryan (director of photography)
Casting by
Annette Benson 
Production Design by
Roberta Neiman 
Set Decoration by
Donald Elmblad 
Costume Design by
Tracy Tynan 
Makeup Department
Frankie Campbell .... hair stylist (as Do's by Frankie)
Sharon A. Long .... assistant makeup artist
Susannah Orkin .... assistant hair stylist
Kyle Sweet .... makeup artist (as Kyle Rae Tucy)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mitchell Bock .... second assistant director
Bill Carroll .... first assistant director (as William Carroll)
Art Department
Jeff Butcher .... leadman
Calvin Claire .... swing
Kirk Corwin .... assistant property master
Melissa E. Friedman .... assistant to production designer (as Melissa Friedman)
Douglas McDonald .... property master (as Douglas L. McDonald)
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound effects mixer
Douglas B. Arnold .... production sound (as Douglas Arnold)
George Davis .... assistant sound editor
Chris Jackson .... assistant sound editor
Robert Jansen .... sound editor
Greg MacLaurin .... sound editor
Don Minkler .... dialogue mixer
Art Names .... production sound (as Arthur Names)
Peggy Names .... boom operator
Debbie Pinthus .... boom operator
Richard Raderman .... sound editor
Allan Schultz .... supervising sound editor (as Alan Schultz)
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Everett Creach .... stunt coordinator
Kristen Creach .... stunts
Lawrence L. Fatino .... stunts (as Lawrence Fatino)
Leonard P. Geer .... stunts (as Lennie Geer)
James Konat .... stunts
Paul M. Lane .... stunts (as Paul Lane)
Shawn Patrick Lane .... stunt performer (as Shawn Lane)
Vicki Lynn .... stunts
Norma Nobile .... stunts
Gene Patterson .... stunts (as Gene Pattson)
Michael Raden .... stunts (as Michael Radin)
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as Martin Aguilar)
Richmond L. Aguilar .... gaffer (as R.L. 'Aggie' Aguilar)
Scott Aguilar .... lamp operator
Brian W. Armstrong .... second assistant camera (as Brian Armstrong)
Michael Banigan .... lamp operator
Raymond Banigan .... generator operator
Kenneth C. Barrows .... first assistant camera (as Kenneth Barrows)
Gary Dagg .... dolly grip
Mario Davis .... key grip
John Doherty .... generator operator (as John J. Doherty)
Malcolm Doran II .... dolly grip (as Malcolm Doran)
Bryan England .... additional photographer
Rick Fee .... first assistant camera
Danny Feld .... still photographer
Manny Jimenez .... key grip (as Manuel Jimenez)
Michael Jimenez .... dolly grip
Richard Sands .... dolly grip (as Rick Sands)
Russ St. John .... dolly grip
Kenneth C. Barrows .... additional cinematographer: jail sequences (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lauren Roman .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rudy Dillon .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Susanne Gervay .... negative cutter (as Susanne Gervey)
Dan Muscarella .... color timer
Fred Roth .... assistant editor
Milton Spencer .... associate editor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Thomas Calabrese .... location manager
Michael Polaire .... location manager
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music supervisor (as John Caper)
Lee Minkler .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Bill Bain .... driver
Angelo Capodano .... driver
Marion Gallier .... transportation captain (as Marion F. Gallier)
D.E. Howell .... driver
Alan Kaminsky .... driver (as Allan Kaminsky)
Ken Murphy .... driver
Shawn Phillips .... driver: honeywagon
James A. Sherman .... driver
Other crew
Sheila Colligan .... bookkeeper
Denise Di Novi .... production executive
Judith Everett .... unit publicist
Diana L. Hayes .... production assistant
Julie Hoffmann .... production accountant (as Julie Hoffman)
James P. Holt .... extras coordinator
David Hopgood .... production assistant
John Hopgood .... production liaison
Jeffrey J. Kiehlbauch .... production coordinator
Robert King .... production assistant
Denise Luongo .... production assistant
Shannon McCafferty .... production secretary
Rhona Meyers .... assistant to accountant
Kieran Mullaney .... production assistant
William Eric Nevison .... production assistant
Buckley Norris .... insurance
Lynae Parkes .... production assistant
Paul Pascarella .... title designer
Laurie Rittenberg .... business and legal affairs
Roberta Whitewood .... body double: Ashley
Curtis Wilmot .... production assistant (as Curtis Scott Wilmot)
Nike Zachmanoglou .... script supervisor
Jeff Schechtman .... special thanks (as Jeffrey Schechtman)
Crew believed to be complete

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Barbara Crampton and Kathleen Kinmont appeared together for all their screen time which was about ten minutes, five of which took place when they were in bikinis, topless, completely naked or briefly showing off their buttocks for the mooning scene. In fact most of their dialogue took place when they were in their bikinis, topless and then completely naked.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Mother found Chrissie pretending to be pregnant he said. "Let me guess - Joe's pregnant girlfriend." This was a reference to the earlier scene when Chrissie and Marianne played a prank on Mother and Joe by making out with them, but Chrissie was making out with Mother, not Joe.See more »
Chief Ferret:Nelson, call in the National Guard!
Nicole Ferret:Daddy?
Chief Ferret:Not now sweetheart, Daddy's busy.
Nicole Ferret:Let them go!
Chief Ferret:What?
Nicole Ferret:I said let them go, please?
Chief Ferret:Absolutely not! It's out of the question!
Nicole Ferret:If you don't let them go, I will never ever speak to you again!
Chief Ferret:Aw, sweetheart!
Nicole Ferret:...and I'll marry a Democrat!
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Ultimate Cheese-I Love the 80's!, 25 January 2004
Author: wannasurf2 from USA

Wow, what an impression this movie and other movies like this made on me as a kid. I had thought, "Wow, I can't wait to go to college!" Upon a more recent viewing of this film, it had lost its luster. There are some great moments, for example the arrival to Palm Springs in traffic, which is pretty much dead on accurate, at least compared to Myrtle Beach spring break, even to this day. Unfortunately after that, very little could be considered realistic. The biggest issues I have with this movie are the 35 year old college frat guys, particularly the rich guys who were nothing but a 80's "Biff" device that are not believable in the slightest. These guys not only look 35, they act and dress as if they were 45, even while on spring break?

Also, the fun of the movie turns purely mediocre once the whole tired "bet" sequence begins (haven't we seen this before verbatim?).

Luckily, the ending turns out pretty solid however. One note to mention, the "nerd getting his day", another overused 80's device, is actually done better than average in this movie. One "neat factor" in this movie is seeing Tim Robbins in a role that most people would never believe he was in, but keep in mind that this was before his breakout success in Bull Duram. Heck, if someone offers me a role in a B level spring break movie, I wouldn't turn it down either! The only problem is that I am not 35 yet, and these days you have to be near 30 just to play a high schooler on TV shows (like Smallville) so maybe when I am 40? Overall, this is a fun movie that is best watched with a few beers and some friends, but don't even try to watch this one dead sober!!!

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