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The Real Cancun (2003)

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Sixteen American college students drink, flirt, fight and canoodle during their Spring Break vacation in Cancun, Mexico.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Fletcher ...
Himself (as Benjamin 'Fletch' Fletcher)
Nicole Frilot ...
Roxanne Frilot ...
David Ingber ...
Amber Madison ...
Marquita 'Sky' Marshall ...
Heidi Vance ...
Sarah Wilkins ...


After a nationwide casting search including college campuses across the country--Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Georgia, Texas Tech, Boston University and Washington State University--the filmmakers cast a unique collection of real people ready to explore reality's barriers beyond the limits of television, while on the ultimate Spring Break vacation, with surprising results. Designed to be the first true reality feature film, six camera crews followed the cast--made up of 16 American college students--and filmed their exploits as they immersed and indulged in the Spring Break revelry of Cancun, Mexico. Filmed 24 hours a day over the course of a week in March 2003, the movie was shot on location and reveals the students' exploits through interviews and planned group activities, as well as through their own spontaneous adventures. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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No scripts. No actors. No rules. Anything can happen during spring break, and it did.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, language and partying | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Real Spring Break  »


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,108,796, 27 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,713,002, 11 May 2003
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's production dates was only 10 days (from 13 March 2003 to 23 March 2003). It was released 5 weeks later, on April 25, 2003. See more »


The amount of beer in Jeff's 40 changes inconsistently between shots. See more »


Heidi Vance: Do you know who we have in our hotel right now? We have Snoop Dogg in our hotel right now.
Heidi's Mom: You have what?
Heidi Vance: Snoop Dogg.
Heidi's Mom: A loose dog?
Heidi Vance: Snoop-- Snoop Dogg.
Heidi's Mom: What's that?
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1st Time
Written by David Schommer (as Dave Schommer), Sam Hollander, Chris Sobiech,
Doug Ray, Aaron Handelman and Devon Callahan
Performed by Bad Ronald
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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The beginning of the end for this terrible reality craze
28 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Real Cancun was a sorry excuse for filmmaking, if not on mankind. Sixteen privileged kids go out and have fun drinking and basically being idiots for an hour and half, fused together with rock songs and pointless, shallow banter. Fortunately, the negative backlash for this garbage is intriguing, considering the lust most Americans have for reality bull such as this. But then again, this movie was just boring, and idiocy of the people involved just wanted to make me toss my drink at the screen. Hopefully, this whole reality TV faze I looked back upon with distaste, and we can thank The Real Cancun for starting that much needed downward spiral.

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