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Spring Break (1983)

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.

Director:

Sean S. Cunningham

Writer:

David Smilow

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Sauseschritt ins Dünenbett See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,908,574, 27 March 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,071,666
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title track and theme song "Spring Break" was sung by Cheap Trick but failed to perform on the top-of-the-pops hit charts. It was released as a vinyl single '45 with the B-side being a song track called "Get Ready" which was not part of the movie's soundtrack though. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ernest Dalby: I will not have you running around in public acting like a fool and dressing like a hermaphrodite.
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Connections

Referenced in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for the City
Performed by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack (as Jack Mack & The Heart Attack)
Courtesy of Full Moon Records/Warner Bros. Records
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19 July 2005 | by truwolfmnSee all my reviews

For anyone who didn't make it to Fort Lauderdale in the 80s for Spring Break, this is as good as it gets. Luxuriate in the process of getting wild, drunk, lucky and laid along with Nelson, Adam, Stu and O.T. in the last hotel room in town. It's all about the fun, except that Last American Virgin Nelson is hounded by his politician stepfather and his bumbling henchman, Eddie Potmore. A timeless comedy that should be a required course in how to have fun before you grow up.

There is some great music by .38 Special, "Caught Up In You", that accompanies some wacky hotel shenanigans that NO young adult should ever, ever have to endure, but I suspect a few may have. There are no statements to be made at all. No attempts at anything heavy in this movie, ala Porky's. It is just pure fun from start to finish. I still watch it occasionally, and I highly recommend it to anyone who missed it.


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