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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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Director Harmony Korine cited Miami Vice (2006) as a primary influence on Spring Breakers (2012): "The movie I watched most, believe it or not, was Michael Mann's "Miami Vice". The reason I love his movies, and that movie in particular, is I could feel the place. When I watch that film, I don't even pay attention to what they're saying or the storyline. I love the colors, I love the texture."[2012]See more »
Factual errors: The girls are let out because someone posts their bail. However the judge says they can either spend two more days in county or pay a fine. The C.O. comes in and says someone paid their bail. No bail was set for them. Getting out on bail means you don't have to stay in jail until your court date, but you do have to go back to court. These girls don't have to back to court. They don't need to be bailed out. They just have to have their fine paid.See more »
Alien:Bikini's and big booties - that's what it's all about.See more »
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78 out of 132 people found the following review useful.
A sometimes thrilling, very hypnotic, poignant piece of filmmaking., 28 March 2013
Author: grounden1985 from United States

I can't describe the elation I felt leaving Spring Breakers--truly one of the best films to hit mainstream cinemas in a long time. It was a breath of fresh air amidst all the cookie cutter romantic comedies, dramas, action films, and horror movies that plague modern cinema. The stamp of a good film is the impact factor--how long it stays with you when it's over. Spring Breakers was a film that stayed with me long after leaving the theater. It didn't evaporate from my mind as soon as I hit the parking lot. This film affects you and leaves you in a mood long after the credits appear.

Those seeking a fun "party film" will be disappointed. The TV ads, poster, and cast have probably misled some viewers into thinking this is a cross between The Hangover and Project X. Don't let the cast or the marketing fool you--this is not a "feel good" movie. It's a dark, exciting, tragic look at modern youth culture that doesn't so much as revel in the pop culture sensory overload as hold up a mirror to the audience so we can see some of ourselves in these kids. And if you're like me, you'll find this kind of self-reflection very disturbing. More than once, I was disgusted and enthralled with these characters, not knowing whether I should feel amused, angry, or sad. This is truly the best deconstruction of modern culture I've seen.

The movie starts with our main quartet of female characters struggling to find a way around the fact they don't have enough money to travel to Florida for that much-hyped, almost mythical annual rite of passage nearly every college kid in the country has to face at some point: spring break. Selena Gomez is easily the most likable member of the cast--a young girl struggling to balance her Christian faith and values in the moral wasteland that is college life. One moment we see her praying in church, and the next she's passively condoning the fact that her friends have just robbed a restaurant in order to obtain the rest of the money they need to make it to Florida. In one poignant monologue, she speaks of the monotony of life and how everyone is depressed because they wake up and see the same things every day. Her desire to go on spring break is almost spiritual in nature--a soul-searching journey in which she just wants to be someone new and be free.

The spring break party scenes are manic--loud music, hypnotic imagery, and disorienting colors all come together like some kind of dream. The fun soon ends once the girls are arrested for using narcotics at a wild party. They have two options: pay a fine, or remain in jail for another two days. Out of money and unwilling to call their parents, the girls languish in jail until a mysterious visitor posts their bail. Enter James Franco as Alien, a white gangster with gold teeth, dreadlocks, and a ton of money and guns to go along with his criminal tendencies. Franco truly breaks out in this performance, becoming someone I never could have imagined he'd be able to pull off back in his Spider-Man days. His intentions are murky and the film never misses an opportunity to make us feel uncomfortable witnessing his interactions with the girls. It's at this point that the film takes a drastic turn into even darker territory, the trip slowly proving itself to be more than a few of them bargained for. Thus begins the tragic slide into the dark nature of these characters, as they find themselves participating in and doing things bound to seduce the audience into an awe-struck state more than once.

Not that any of this is told through a conventional narrative. The whole film feels like one crazy, hypnotic dream, from its use of colors to its loud, insane score that ranges from romping party fun to atmospheric, moody pieces that underline the darker moments in the film. The narrative jumps around in time and space, pasted together through flashbacks, flash forwards, and repetitive lines that linger in the back of the viewer's mind like a broken record. The cinematography is flat out excellent and the filmmakers make perfect use of the beautiful Florida scenery amidst all the sheer depravity we witness on screen, with more than a few shots of the beautiful Florida sky and sunset to remind us of our humanity.

By the time the film reaches a delirious montage of violence set to the unlikely tune of Britney Spears' song Every time, Korine has us hook, line, and sinker feeling a sense of revulsion and pity for ourselves and the world at large. Any film that can provoke this type of uncomfortable self-contemplation deserves to be praised.

In the end, I left the theater feeling like I'd just come off an intense acid trip into the darker recesses of modern culture, emotionally exhausted and ready to get in my car and drive home in silence, reflecting on what I'd just seen.

If you're not expecting to have fun and aren't afraid to look inside yourself to that aspect of your personality that craves materialism and vapid entertainment at the expense of losing some of your humanity, go and see Spring Breakers. It's truly one of the best films of 2013 (so far) and will no doubt be a cult classic in years to come. Just don't blame me if the film haunts you long after it's over.

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