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Spring Breakers -- At a wild Spring Break, sexy college girls (Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson) get mixed up with drug dealer/rapper Alien (James Franco). He introduces them to a lavish life of crime, armed with AK-47s and bikinis.
Spring Breakers -- Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.
Spring Breakers -- Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work.


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Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Franco ... Alien

Selena Gomez ... Faith

Vanessa Hudgens ... Candy

Ashley Benson ... Brit

Rachel Korine ... Cotty

Gucci Mane ... Archie

Heather Morris ... Bess

Ash Lendzion ... Forest (as Ashley Lendzion)

Emma Holzer ... Heather (as Emma Jane Holzer)
Lee Irby ... History Professor
Jeff Jarrett ... Youth Pastor
Russell Curry ... DJ (as Russell Curry aka Dangeruss)
Josh Randall ... Jock 1
Travis Duncan ... Jock 2
John McClain ... Judge
Paige Anderson ... Female Guard
Rebecca Kauffman ... Cheerleader Type
Tony Robinette ... Nerdy Boy

Megan Russell ... Spring Break Girl 1
Kathryn Trail ... Spring Break Girl 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sidney Sewell ... ATL Twin
Thurman Sewell ... ATL Twin

Ken Anthony II ... Archies Thug-club (uncredited)

Brianna Borello ... Spring Breaker (uncredited)

Jeph Cangé ... Archie's Thug (uncredited)
Gordie Daniels ... Groomsman (uncredited)

Jessica DiTomaso ... Youth Group Girl (uncredited)

Vivian Fleming-Alvarez ... Bridemaid (uncredited)
Tom Franco ... Archie's Thug - Club (uncredited)

Mattox Gardner ... Archie's Thug #2 (uncredited)

Rod Grant ... Groomsman (uncredited)

Courtney Hart ... Bikini Girl (uncredited)

Michelle Hernandez ... Spring Break Girl (uncredited)

Anthony J. James ... Surfer Dude (uncredited)

Dave Kramer ... Groom (uncredited)

Shawn Larkin ... Snorting Jock (uncredited)
Carlee Miller ... Tourist on Bus (uncredited)

Ananda Milsa ... Bikini Party Girl (uncredited)

Courtney Paige Kramer ... Bride (uncredited)
B.J. Parker ... Jail Inmate (uncredited)
Neil Parren ... Bystander (uncredited)

Jarrett Ricker ... Jock #3 (uncredited)
Eric Russo ... Spring Breaker on Bus (uncredited)

Dayton Sinkia ... Arcade Player (uncredited)
Ivy Sinn ... (uncredited)
Cait Taylor ... Tiffany (uncredited)

Lauren Vera ... Spring Breaker (uncredited)

Jason Wagner ... Motel Jock (uncredited)
Benjamin Weaver ... Spring breaker (uncredited)
Debbie Whited ... Courtroom Attendee (uncredited)
Nicole Wilkins ... Beach Babe (uncredited)

Nicole Paris Williams ... Arcade Player Victim 1 (uncredited)

Kim Wyatt ... Youth Group Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Harmony Korine 
Writing credits
Harmony Korine (written by)

Produced by
Charles-Marie Anthonioz .... producer
Agnès B. .... executive producer
Vikram Chatwal .... executive producer
Chris Contogouris .... executive producer
Noémie Devide .... associate producer
Megan Ellison .... executive producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Brian James Fitzpatrick .... associate producer (as Brian Fitzpatrick)
Jonathan Fong .... associate producer
Jordan Gertner .... producer
Chris Hanley .... producer
Jane Holzer .... executive producer
Vince Jolivette .... executive producer
Susan Kirr .... co-producer
Miles Levy .... executive producer
Scott Pierce .... associate producer
Debra Rodman .... associate producer
Stella Schnabel .... executive producer
Fernando Sulichin .... executive producer
Wicks Walker .... executive producer
Aeysha Walsh .... executive producer
Mike Weber .... co-producer
David Zander .... producer
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
Cinematography by
Benoît Debie (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Douglas Crise 
Casting by
Laray Mayfield 
Production Design by
Elliott Hostetter 
Art Direction by
Almitra Corey 
Set Decoration by
Adam Willis 
Costume Design by
Heidi Bivens 
Makeup Department
Gary Archer .... dental prosthetics
Michelle Diamantides .... key hair stylist
Nana Fischer .... hair stylist: James Franco
Nana Fischer .... makeup artist: James Franco
Lee Grimes .... makeup department head
Adruitha Lee .... department head hair
Diana Thomas-Madison .... key makeup artist
Lee Gren .... graphic designer specialty tattoos: Tinsley Studio (uncredited)
Kim Pineda .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Anthony Gore .... post-production supervisor
Susan Kirr .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard L. Fox .... first assistant director
Krystian Lagowski .... second second assistant director
Joe McDougall .... first assistant director
Meaghan F. McLaughlin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Carla Bailey .... set dresser
Rex Christensen .... on-set dresser
Mike Drury .... set assistant
Donald Fulmer .... set dresser (as Don Fulmer)
Chelsea Harlan .... art production assistant
Adrian Marler .... storyboard artist
Jason Ochenrider .... set dresser
Dave Reynolds .... leadman
John Rusnak .... assistant property master
Kurt Thoresen .... property master
Audrey Waple .... set dresser
Virginia Yount .... art production assistant
Jil Myers .... prop assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
Alex Altman .... location sound mixer
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Paul Barrie .... assistant sound editor
Aaron Glascock .... sound designer
Aaron Glascock .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Glascock .... supervising sound editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Mark Purcell .... dubbing recordist
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Brian Swanson .... boom operator
Derek Vanderhorst .... sound effects editor
Trevor Ward .... dolby consultant
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Byron Wilson .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Jeremy S. Brock .... special effects coordinator (as Jeremy Brock)
Charles Beck .... special effects technician (uncredited)
George Hirst .... special effects (uncredited)
Kevin Morrissey .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ben Campanaro .... lead compositor: Pixomondo
Charles Collyer .... compositor: Pixomondo
Ante Dekovic .... data wrangler: Pixomondo
Sarah Brooke Grossmann .... compositor: Pixomondo (as Brooke Grossman)
Craig Kuehne .... compositor: Pixomondo
Mark Miller .... visual effects managing producer: Pixomondo
Zach Miller .... matchmove artist: Pixomondo (as Zachary Miller)
Stephen Mitchell .... compositor: Pixomondo
Shalena Oxley-Butler .... visual effects producer: Pixomondo
Stephen W. Pugh .... visual effects executive producer: Pixomondo (as Steve Pugh)
Jonny Valdivia .... visual effects assistant: Pixomondo
Chris F. Woods .... visual effects supervisor: Cinema Pixel
Wanyan Zhu .... compositor: Pixomondo
Jason Michael Zimmerman .... creative director: Pixomondo (as Jason Zimmerman)
Shawn Ewashko .... compositor: Pixomondo (uncredited)
Eric Levin-Hatz .... visual effects coordinator: Pixomondo (uncredited)
Ben Mackey .... systems administrator: Pixomondo (uncredited)
Grady Allen Bishop .... stunt coordinator (as Grady Bishop)
Jeffrey Thomas Brown .... stunt player (as Jeffrey Brown)
Jeremy Conner .... stunt player
Regina Dean .... stunt player
Mattox Gardner .... stunt player
Jason Charles Hill .... stunt player (as Jason Hill)
Dave Kramer .... stunt coordinator
Dave Kramer .... stunt player
Peter Laboy .... stunt player
Keifus Mathews .... stunt player
Courtney Paige Kramer .... stunt player (as Courtney Ktamer)
Ryan Robertson .... stunt player
David John Adamson .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Campbell .... second assistant camera
Erik Curtis .... camera operator
Michael J. DiCarlo .... camera loader (as Mike DiCarlo)
Sean Fisher .... dolly grip
Garland Gallaspy .... electrician
Don Gurzell .... grip
Chris Hanley .... still photographer
Chris Hanley .... still photographer
Roberta Hanley .... videographer: epk
Bruce Hazen .... best boy electric
David Lasky .... video assist operator (as Dave Lasky)
Mark Manthey .... gaffer
Mike McGowan .... steadicam operator
Annabel Mehran .... still photographer
Clay Meng .... grip
Pat Meng .... key grip
Ryan Meng .... best boy grip: second unit/additional photography
Rico Moon .... electrician
Michael Muller .... primary photography:
Patrick Murray .... gaffer
Peter D. Roome .... first assistant camera (as Peter Roome)
Danny Vanzura .... second assistant camera (as Daniel Vanzura)
Peter Zuccarini .... underwater camera operator (as Pete Zuccarini)
Dave Boulay .... electrician (uncredited)
Joseph Boylan .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Craig Clarke .... camera car operator (uncredited)
Erik Curtis .... second unit: director of photography (uncredited)
Nicholas R. Gianneschi .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Andrew Ortoski .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Humberto Recio .... balloon light tech (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mattox Gardner .... extras casting
Sabyn Mayfield .... casting associate
Jannette Sepwa .... extras casting
Sarah Beguiristain .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Ramani Leah .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jodi Baldwin .... costume supervisor
Rachel Dainer-Best .... set costumer
Candace Rice .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist
Giovanni DiGiorgio .... digital intermediate color assistant
Christopher Gillaspie .... scan manager: Warner Bros. MPI
Annie Johnson .... digital intermediate producer
Samantha Kirner .... post-production assistant
Rudy Lopez .... digital intermediate conform artist
Trevor Miller .... production video editor
Stephen Nakamura .... digital intermediate colorist
Adam Robinson .... additional editor
Keith H. Sauter .... assistant editor (as Keith Sauter)
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate head of production: Company 3
Chris F. Woods .... digital intermediate conform editor: Cinema Pixel
J.D. Funari .... marketing editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Meghan Currier .... music coordinator
Ron Finn .... music editor
Gerry Gershman .... music consultant
Greg Lapidus .... legal: soundtrack album
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Mac Quayle .... composer: additional music
Mac Quayle .... score mixed by
Gregory Tripi .... composer: additional music
Brandon Thompson .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Nelson Antinori .... driver
Joseph Bedami .... driver
Richard F. Diez .... driver (as Rick Diez)
Ralph P. Fernandez .... driver
Oliverio Gonzalez .... driver
John Kestner .... transportation co-captain
Juli Kestner .... driver
James Knauer .... driver
Cecilia Palomino .... driver
Jay Palomino .... transportation captain
Donald Smith .... driver
Robert E. Smith .... driver
Steve Valdez .... driver
Other crew
John Ansotegui .... assistant location manager
Chrissie Atkinson .... production legal services
Guy Balson .... assistant location manager
Guy Balson .... assistant location manager: France
Laura M. Blair .... set assistant
Mal Boland .... armorer
Mike Brown .... set medic
Michael Burress .... digital media: Muse Productions
Jim Carroll .... armorer
Lauren Ciell .... first assistant accountant
Khris Colgate .... production assistant
Mark Craig .... chef
Ryan Diefel .... firearms consultant (uncredited)
Johnny Dunn .... creative executive: Annapurna Pictures
Stephen Feder .... production executive: Annapurna Pictures
Sarah Ferguson .... production secretary
Lucia Gallone .... set assistant
Melissa Grantham .... assistant chef
Mara Gurevitz .... accounting clerk
Kerry Gutierrez .... loop group
Chris Hanley .... special choreography
Katye Kalivoda .... set production assistant
Meghan Kanodia .... set assistant
Ian M. Kemp .... set medic (as Ian Kemp)
Christopher Key .... on behalf of Vertigo Films
Paul Knaus .... assistant location manager
Michael Kuzenka .... production assistant
Brandon Loureir .... set assistant
Patrick Malone .... loop group
Martin Marquet .... publicist
Heather McKay .... production secretary
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr loop group (as Caitlin McKenna)
Tyler Monsein .... set assistant
Lee Morse .... production coordinator (as Lee A. Morse)
James Mossahebi .... on behalf of Vertigo Films
Cameron Nord .... office production assistant
Ross Ostrom .... set assistant
April Parsons .... set assistant
April Parsons .... set assistant
Ashley Peldon .... loop group
Lisa Pellechio .... craft service
Jose Pinto .... set assistant
Laura Pinto .... script supervisor
Fiona Pittaluga .... set assistant
Ben Plunkett .... set assistant
Shani Pride .... loop group
Rhys Raiskin .... production associate: Muse Productions
Jose Alberto Reyes .... set assistant
Phillip L. Rosen .... production legal services: Rosen Law Group
Ivan Ruiz .... assistant chef
Sarah R. Santos .... production legal services: Rosen Law Group (as Sarah R. Dubman)
Ognjen Sarovic .... production assistant
Mike Schaer .... set medic
Jorge E. Senisse .... location assistant (as Jorge Senisse)
Justin Shenkarow .... loop group
Dennis Singletary .... loop group
Sherrill Smith .... location manager
Erica Souza .... stand-in (uncredited)
Arthur Stachurski .... set assistant
Shane Sweet .... loop group
Michael Trudel Jr. .... set assistant (as Michael Trudel)
Tim Turner .... production accountant (as Tim 'Biff' Turner)
J.R. Von Schondorf .... assistant production office coordinator (as JR von Schondorf)
Shelby Q. Warren .... office production assistant (as Shelby Warren)
Henri Yount .... set assistant
Justin Browning .... marine crew (uncredited)
Carrie Caignet .... marine consultant: diver (uncredited)
Lucas Celler .... intern (uncredited)
Simon Faulkner .... location assistant (uncredited)
Elsa Huisman .... legal services (uncredited)
Nicolette Noble .... production assistant (uncredited)
Beau Stapleton .... production legal (uncredited)
Brandon Thompson .... marketing director (uncredited)
Donny Tucker .... stand-in (uncredited)
Taylor Ann Valentine .... stand-in (uncredited)
Lauren Vera .... stand-in (uncredited)
Ben Bateman .... the producers wish to thank
Florina Massbaum .... the producers wish to thank
Florina Massbaum .... very special thanks
Ross Massbaum .... the producers wish to thank
Lesley Wolff .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout
94 min
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Did You Know?

A gangster can be seen wearing a pair of glasses, with 'Gucci Mane' written on the frames. Gucci Mane plays the role of Archie.See more »
Errors in geography: The girls are shown crossing the Sunshine Skyway bridge as they arrive in St. Petersburg. Faith is shown crossing it again when she leaves. The Sunshine Skyway is south of St. Pete, therefore the girls came to town from southern Florida, and Faith would be heading farther south instead of northward to her home.See more »
Faith:Please come home with me.See more »
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636 out of 876 people found the following review useful.
Going to be the most hated and yet underrated film to come out this year - Korine at his finest, 1 April 2013
Author: thejoshl from Toronto, ON

Mr. Korine is a strangely unique director that uses this film to bore you into understanding how a generation growing up with MTV and girls gone wild has deeply mutilated the pursuit of happiness with nihilistic extremity — however his satirical exploration leaves you uncertain whether to laugh, cry out in horror, or stare in disbelief at its overwhelmingly artistic beauty.

I watched this opening night and was shocked at how good of a movie it had turned out to be. I wasn't really sure what to expect when I walked in so it turned out to be a nice little treat, but to my disbelief when I got home I began reading up on it and all I could see were tweets and posts about it being the "worst movie ever made" and "absolutely disgusting soft core porn". I couldn't believe that these people watched the same film I did.

As far as performances go there isn't much here other than Franco. The four girls do a decent job, the most notable being Selena Gomez although her character wasn't in it for a lot of the highly regarded scenes. James Franco is the star of this film. His performance is dark, uncomfortable and most of all hilarious. He hits it out of the park in the movie managing to make people unsure whether to be uncomfortable or laugh. His character is narcissistic and insane, yet you like him. He brings so much humanity to a place it shouldn't be.

Aesthetically, this movie is absolutely brilliant. The cinematography is fantastic. No matter how you feel when you leave this movie there is no denying how well shot it is. The lighting is beautiful and adds this feeling of darkness you might normally find in a well made horror film. Normally I wouldn't appreciate that very much but it was so properly executed with the great editing and slo-mo sequences. No surprise from the sound department either; the sound design and music brought to us by the brilliant Clint Martinez (Drive) makes what seems like a never-ending soundtrack that compliments the visuals masterfully.

Under all that the movie still manages to hit its theme, just in a way that a lot of people will miss and I believe this is the key to enjoying the film. It's meant to be boring. The use of repetition is so excessive it leaves a mark. No matter how much fun these girls are having it feels very dull and boring. This is the point! If you think for a second what you're seeing on screen is supposed to make you feel excited than go watch Project X. You're not intended to feel how the girls feel because they don't understand. Throughout the film you should feel uncomfortable, disgusted and at times sad. This film (to the right audience) should be as much a horror film as it is a dark comedy.

Spring Breakers is a unique experience featuring lots of depth and style. This film will most likely be the most hated and underrated film to come out this year. I apologize on behalf of the general public Mr. Korine.


On a side note:

The film has been said to support rape culture. I know it can be hard to understand for some people but sometimes film - like a person - uses sarcasm. This is the case. The film shows lots of naked females having fun, very much trying to replicate spring break culture in Florida however the film isn't a mockery of spring break, it's about the marginalized kids who have been brought up on Disney princesses and MTV. The kids who grew up with role models like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. The film isn't meant to focus on girls losing their innocence but instead girls searching for something and realizing it isn't what they thought it was.

Spring Breakers is going to cause a lot of disagreement regardless. After reading this you will love or hate it all the same; what I won't stand for is people being unwilling to look past the surface and see this film for what it really is.

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