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Spring Break (1983)

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Two sets of two college guys spend a spring break together in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There they have lots of fun in and out of the sun.


Sean S. Cunningham


David Smilow





Cast overview, first billed only:
David Knell ... Nelson
Perry Lang ... Adam
Paul Land ... Stu
Steve Bassett Steve Bassett ... O.T.
Jayne Modean Jayne Modean ... Susie
Corinne Wahl Corinne Wahl ... Joan (as Corinne Alphen)
Richard B. Shull ... Eddie
Jessica James Jessica James ... Geri
Daniel Faraldo ... Eesh
Donald Symington Donald Symington ... Ernest Dalby
Mimi Cozzens ... May Dalby
John Archie John Archie ... Dalby's Henchman
Robert Small ... Dalby's Henchman
Fred Buch ... Ames
Markus T. Pellicori Markus T. Pellicori ... Mean Biker


Stu & O.T. are two studs from the big city who arrive in Fort Lauderdale for spring break. They discover that the room they had reserved in an over crowded motel is already being occupied by Nelson & Adam, a pair of college nerds. With no other accomodations available, Nelson & Adam reluctantly agree to share the room with Stu & O.T., who promise to show them a good time. The wet-T-shirt contests and beer-guzzling-fun are threatened when Nelson's controlling step-dad shows up, along with a building inspector who wants to shut down the motel.

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Like it's really, totally, the most fun a couple of bodies can have. You know?


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


First of two consecutive movies, both youth orientated, directed by director Sean S. Cunningham, that were made for the Columbia Pictures Studio, with the second being The New Kids (1985). See more »


None of Nelson's advice to Susie on how to play Galaga has anything to do with the real-life video game. The classic Galaga did not feature thrusters, shields, pulsars, photon blasts, hyperspace, or gamma darts. See more »


Arresting Officer: Oh shit!
Ernest Dalby: You have a real way with words, sir.
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Featured in Dawson's Creek: 100 Light Years from Home (2002) See more »


Hit the Beach
Performed by Big Spender
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sasloe & Tommy McCulloh
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help to release on DVD
24 December 2007 | by superdutyfordSee all my reviews

I've done some research on this issue and the rights to spring break belonged to Columbia pictures, then Sony pictures acquired the rights during the Columbia pictures buy out or merger or whatever you wanna call it. do as i am doing and send Sony an email and ask them to release this awesome movie on DVD, I have been waiting for this movie to be released for years. If they can put "Chips" on DVD then they really need to release this movie. so if you wanna join me in getting this movie on DVD copy down the email address below and write them to help them realize what we are missing from our collections. the email is sony_classics@spe.Sony.com

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Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,908,574, 27 March 1983

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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