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  (in credits order)
Nicolas De Toth ... Skip

Sarah Buxton ... Gail
Rawley Valverde ... Ronnie

Lance LeGault ... Rev. Bates

Michael Parks ... Doc Willet

John Saxon ... Strycher
Ben Stotes ... Al
Kristy Lachance ... Lori
Gregg Todd Davis ... Ralph
Yamilet Hidalgo ... Trina
John Baldwin ... Mad John
Luis Valderrama ... Dawg (as Luis Valderama)
Fred Buck ... Mayor Loomis
Debra Gallagher ... Rachael
Turk Harley ... Malcom
Christina Kier ... Kimberly
Buffy Dee ... Kimberly's 3rd client
Tony Bolano ... Diablo
Shana Rodman ... 1st Hitchiker
Donna Lee ... TV Reporter
Teresa Maria Rojas ... Hotel Maid
James Di Cuia ... Demon Biker

Dan Fitzgerald ... Prison Warden
Barry Schreiber ... Desk Sergeant
Mitzi Lively ... Student
Joe Del Campo ... Cop in cemetery
Jennifer Hingel ... 2nd Hitchiker
Earl L. Simpson III ... Van Driver
Ferdie Pacheco ... Football Jock
Bill Wohrman ... Beach Cop
Greg Gerard Bernet ... Kimberly's 2nd client
Frank Logan ... Kimberly's 1st client

Lisa Vidal ... Girl at pool
Jennifer Coleman ... Girl with Al
Tom Boykin ... Fratter

Jay Amor ... Boy on beach
Michelle Lee Nahm ... Girl on beach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Alderman ... College Guy

Paul Gleason
Stephen A. Maier ... Beach Ball Boy (as Stephen Maier)
Howard Neu ... Policeman

Kathleen Carrier Pefferkorn ... College girl (uncredited)

Bam Rubenstein ... Biker Enforcer (uncredited)

Daniel Selby ... Reggie (uncredited)

Directed by
Umberto Lenzi  (as Harry Kirkpatrick)
Writing credits
Umberto Lenzi (story) (as Harry Kirkpatrick) and
Vittorio Rambaldi (story)

Umberto Lenzi (screenplay) (as Harry Kirkpatrick)

James Justice  (as Harry Kirkpatrick)

Produced by
William J. Immerman .... producer
Josi W. Konski .... producer
Valerie Kenny Wolkoff .... associate producer
Original Music by
Claudio Simonetti 
Cinematography by
Antonio Climati 
Film Editing by
John Rawson 
Casting by
Billy DaMota 
Beverly McDermott 
Art Direction by
Federico Padovan 
Makeup Department
Frank Cacciatori .... assistant makeup artist
Timothy Huizing .... makeup artist
Mayte Nardo .... makeup artist
Alex Rambaldi .... special makeup effects artist
Vittorio Rambaldi .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Thomas Sagone .... production manager
Luke Shortner .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Simonson .... assistant director
Art Department
Joseph Bearman .... property master
George Hackett .... painter
Billy Murphy .... property master
Deborah Ristic .... storyboard artist
Julie Tyson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... sound editor
Dick Mayer .... sound mixer
Al McGuire .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Gary F. Bentley .... special effects (as Gary Bentley)
Visual Effects by
Alex Rambaldi .... visual effects
Jay Amor .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
David Hagerty .... best boy
Silvester Hammerman .... grip
Ascott Jones .... grip
Joey Kowalski .... camera operator
Cyrus Mantakis .... still photographer
Carlos Ortega .... assistant camera
Oren Slubowski .... gaffer
Myron Tameling .... key grip
Casting Department
Alan Berger .... casting associate
Lisa O'Connor .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Franco Carretti .... costumer
Leslie Herman .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Terry Arkwright .... first assistant editor
Sylvia Brophy .... second assistant editor
Transportation Department
Joseph Bearman .... driver: honeywagon
Taffy Reese .... transportation captain
Other crew
Frank Bellito .... production assistant
Cynthia Carpenter .... assistant to the producers
Daniel Del Calvo .... production accountant
Andres Munoz .... craft service
Maria Stella Gallo .... continuity

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90 min
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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Nightmare Beaches? We don't need no steenking Nightmare Beaches . . ., 16 November 2002
Author: frankfob from California

Director Umberto Lenzi used the name "Harry Kirkpatrick" when he made this. Don't know why. Maybe because it didn't spill the usual gallons of blood as is usually seen in Lenzi's gorefests. In fact, at first I thought that this was a crime drama rather than a slasher flick, because there was so little "slashing" going on. Then I realized that it actually WAS supposed to be a slasher flick--it's just such an incompetent one it was difficult to tell. Anyway, as mentioned by a previous poster, there are a few electrocutions (badly done) that pretty much serve as the film's body count. Other than that, the acting isn't good enough to pass muster in a junior high school class play, the script is laughable and has holes big enough to drive the 3rd Armored Division through, the identity of the killer is painfully obvious long before the final unmasking and the film fails miserably at whatever it is it's supposed to be--it's too mild to be a slasher flick, it's not coherent enough to be a crime drama, it's far too obvious to be called a thriller and, despite its alternate title of "Welcome to Spring Break," there's not enough T&A in it to qualify as a decent T&A flick. John Saxon, Michael Parks and Lance LeGault, usually reliable actors, must have needed to pay the rent to have appeared in this thing, but they're professional enough to give it their best shot; unfortunately, the odds are stacked against them and the whole picture looks like a really bad student film. A flop on all levels. Avoid it.

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