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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)
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?

The frat party was intended to be a single long shot, which followed Cotty through the party. It was cut in the editing room because it ran too long.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 »
Faith:Hi grandma. Having so much fun here. This place... is special. I am starting to think this is the most spiritful place I've ever been. I think we found ourselves here. We finally got to see some other parts of the world. We saw some beautiful things here...See more »
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131 out of 204 people found the following review useful.
Such a wonderful nightmare!, 4 July 2013
Author: Some random dude from France

I don't even know where to begin...

Harmony Korine is a true artist. That might be where to start, because everyone seems to diss this film and its director, and I'm here to disagree. He kept his style, and that's why I loved it! Most people who went to see this probably didn't know anything about him and also probably didn't care about who he was or what he had done before... The guy wrote the 1995 drama "Kids" directed by Larry Clark, which was the most controversial film of that year, dealing with hard and difficult themes to portrait on film (such as teenage, sex, drugs, street life etc...) and treating of problems people didn't want to face. But Larry Clark's documentary and realistic style made the movie look like an open critic of this generation to the world, and was therefore more accepted by critics. In 1997 Korine then directed the very strange independent film "Gummo", which didn't really have any scenario, just a presentation of a little town in Ohio and its very bizarre set of characters... But the movie was still pretty good because of its weird and sentimental atmosphere mixed with documentary-style filming. He also made other independent films, but all of them always stayed in the "weird" and "unknown" section of DVD libraries.

Here Korine has grown up and gained more experience with the years. This is by far his most accomplished work, but unfortunately by distributing this movie to a bigger audience, he encountered a lot of criticism and hate, just because more people saw and discovered his style. I am afraid that most people today just watch films to have something to watch. Movies nowadays are being more consumed and less actually watched and thought-over. The poster and the trailer for this film were a parody of these easy-selling films that the Hollywood industry makes every year, who don't have anything particularly original (and that's on ALL levels : directing, script, acting, score are all very similar to any other film made by the studio), but instead of seeing the parody of these posters with those good-looking girls, people took it seriously and thought this was just going to be another teen movie about spring break with some fancy action scenes and a seen-before plot. But no, this was something NOBODY could've see coming... or at last not general, ordinary, image-dose seeking spectator.

Now lets actually talk about the film, I kind of got lost here! First things first : the cinematography and the look of this film are amazing. Even if you didn't like it, you can't say that this wasn't beautifully shot and crafted. The camera work is probably the best I've seen in a long time, and the neon colors add a really good look, which contributes to the atmosphere the film is trying to have. Then, the acting is great. James Franco totally takes his character to another level, even thought Korine has done an amazing job with this one, as he often never disappoints when it comes to characters. The girls are good too, and I was really surprised by Selena Gomez. Now comes the score and music : noting to say, absolutely brilliant! All songs fit perfectly to the scenery of spring break, blending Skrillex with hardcore hip-hop but also getting on the sensitive and emotional side sometimes with a Britney Spears cover (seems like she actually made some good songs) an awesome atmospheric score by Cliff Martinez, as always (he did the score for Drive and Only God Forgives) and of course putting Ellie Goulding's Lights in there, just brilliant!

Now, some parts of this films aren't perfect, this isn't the best movie ever made or anything, but it is true work of art and not just a mix of drugs, sex, profanity and violence made by a crazy director in order to sell it. No, this is a very well-thought film, made by a director who actually has the balls to keep his own style no matter the audience is, and who uses sarcasm and reversed psychology in its storytelling in order to transmit its message, which (lets be honest) isn't the most common way to do things in modern American cinematographic industry...

To sum it up, this was an extremely underrated movie, mostly watched by a lot of dumb teens and young adults who thought it was just going to be another Hollywood style flick starring old Disney actresses who want to break their image, but instead of that they got a weird art-house film that didn't follow the "rules" of the filmmaking industry and therefore disappointed them because it wasn't particularly funny in the way that most films are, and it showed sex, drugs and violence in a real, strange, and (too) explicit way for them to enjoy. Hopefully there are still some real cinema lovers out there who recognize the true value of this film. To them I say keep good and interesting movies alive but watching them, and to Harmony Korine, I just want to say thank you and bravo, for having the guts to put out on screen such a wonderful nightmare!

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