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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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Harmony Korine (written by)
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Release Date:
22 March 2013 (USA) See more »
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Wish You Were Here See more »
Plot:
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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12 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (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:
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)

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)
Sidney Sewell ... ATL Twin (uncredited)

Thurman Sewell ... ATL Twin (uncredited)

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

Lauren Vera ... Spring Breaker (uncredited)

Jason Wagner ... Motel Jock (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 
Skrillex 
 
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
Jamie Taylor .... makeup artist
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 props
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)
 
Stunts
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: stocklandmartel.com
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
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)
 
Thanks
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
Runtime:
94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
Tighten UpSee more »

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46 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Terrence Malick's Girls Gone Wild, 19 July 2013
Author: themissingpatient from Canada

Faith, played by Selema Gomez, and her three very close friends plan to escape their boring college dorm lives to attend a massive Spring Break party. In order to pay for their getaway, her three friends commit an unthinkable act of terror. Their Spring Break vacation turns out to be a non-stop party of drunken drug use and sexual perversion that lands them in prison. This is when Alien, played by James Franco, bails them out and a new type of party begins.

With a dub-step softcore porn music video opening sequence, it is uncertain if Spring Breakers is glorifying the demoralizing activities portrayed or if it is a satire. Even when the film is not flashing to what looks like stock footage of a Girls Gone Wild Spring Break special and we are with the girls, the framing seems to have been done by a sex addict. This will be one of the most uncomfortable experiences Selema Gomez's fans will ever experience. For parents, this will be an absolute nightmare. Younger male audiences, on the other hand, will think they've found their new favorite movie. When the girls are introduced to Alien the film feels like it gets a new director. The feeling of a Girls Gone Wild narrative feature film is lost and we are filled with a great sense of dread. Who is this guy who calls himself Alien? We even find ourselves afraid to find out what he has planned for these young girls he has bailed out of prison.

As we continue through the second half of the film, it becomes very clear that we are in fact watching a satire. A horrific and effective satire. This is done though exposing the character of Alien and much credit must be given to James Franco, this is him at his best. Through the course of the film we go from fearing him, to laughing at him, to feeling sorry for him. The film is worth watching just for Franco's performance. The girls do an excellent job as well. These are easily two of the most frightening female characters ever put on-screen.

Spring Breakers is written and directed by Harmony Korine, the writer of Kids and director of Gummo. If you've seen anything he has written or directed you already know what you are in for. It has the core of a Natural Born Killers story wrapped in layers of what would be if Terrence Malick directed Girls Gone Wild.

What ends up becoming an annoying distraction is the repetition of dialogue we hear over and over again, playing in a loop. It's understood we are in the girl's shoes, things are spiraling out of control and the editing helps get that across. Some of it works but in the end, we've heard the same things so many times it is as if Korine is hammering the message of his satire into our heads, almost desperate to prove it has a point. Through the story it's meaning is made clear, no reason to over-use certain Malick-like editing techniques to over-state what the story has already made obvious.

The core story is genius. The way in which the story is told is split between things that play out like a master at work and a new filmmaker still experimenting.

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