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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
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Vanessa Hudgens wore a wig during the movie.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 »
Alien:Spring break. Spring break. Spring break fo'ever.See more »
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66 out of 94 people found the following review useful.
Are you not entertained?, 10 July 2013
Author: Anne A. from United Kingdom

I have to say, that watching this movie was a total spur of the moment decision on my part and I walked into this completely unaware of what I was getting into. While watching it, I felt my senses were assaulted, but there was more to it than what I was able to discern viscerally. Therein lies the greatness of this movie. It makes you think about what images are being thrown at you and why. The image is obviously that of what the youth of our age are sold as 'the good life': money, drugs, sex and partying. This is the American Dream. This movie follows 4 girls who do despicable acts, who behave with such depravity and who are shallow to the core, that watching this can be painful at times. But that is the whole point and people who walk out of this feeling as though they have had their time robbed of them or are too disgusted by what they see are missing the point. I am not an elitist movie critic in no sense of the word either, but I know a shock movie when I see one.

I have to say that visually this movie is beautiful (and no, I am not referencing the nudity here, ha-ha). It is a dark, dreamy, neon- nightmare. I give credit to the movie for this because it is candy for the eyes. Production wise this movie is solid, as is the direction. You feel as if you are in a dream, with it's poignant use of slow motion, and I suppose that is the effect they were looking to achieve. In this aspect they succeeded with flying colours - literally. There's also a beautifully crafted scene during their robbery of a restaurant that features one of the girls rolling the car around the building, catching glimpses of what they were doing inside. A very good piece of cinematography.

The cast were great too. I can't really say too much for the female cast as they did all act well in their respective roles. James Franco on the other hand really stood out and delivered a superb performance in what I would say is one of his more challenging roles, because the character himself is just so unlikable and unlike anyone he has portrayed before. He definitely made this movie, and without him in it it would seem to be missing a magic ingredient. Time and again Franco proves his worth as one of the great actors of his generation. He obviously knew that this movie's worth exceeded the majority of our expectations.

It seems the point of this film is lost upon most, which is a shame, though I can understand why. On the surface this appears to be a shallow and uninspiring piece of crap theatre with no motive beyond showing us some tits and ass. It is so much more. I love movies that make me think, even if they are at the time disturbing to watch. Well, this is what we are supposed to enjoy watching, after all. This is what our media, our 'culture', our idols depict as the epitome of what constitutes the good life. We are told to live our youth to the full. Is this not what they do throughout the movie? Are you not entertained? No?

Isn't that just it though? The truth hurts. This is the truth of what our youth aspire to. Sad, ain't it. Maybe I should give this a 1 star rating. I'm sure that's what the director would want me to do.

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