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Where the Boys Are (1984)

R | | Comedy | 6 April 1984 (USA)
Four college coeds, virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra and horny Laurie, travel to Fort Lauderdale for their Easter week of Spring Break, and become... See full summary »

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Hy Averback

Writers:

Stu Krieger (screenplay), Jeff Burkhart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Hartman ... Jennie Cooper
Lorna Luft ... Carole Singer
Wendy Schaal ... Sandra Roxbury
Lynn-Holly Johnson ... Laurie Jameson
Russell Todd ... Scott Nash
Howard McGillin ... Chip
Christopher McDonald ... Tony
Daniel McDonald ... Camden Roxbury
Alana Stewart ... Maggie
Louise Sorel ... Barbara Roxbury
Danny B. Harvey Danny B. Harvey ... The Rockats (as Danny Harvey)
Michael K. Osborn Michael K. Osborn ... The Rockats (as Michael Osborn)
Dibbs Preston Dibbs Preston ... The Rockats
Barry Ryan Barry Ryan ... The Rockats
Smutty Smiff Smutty Smiff ... The Rockats
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Storyline

Four college coeds, virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra and horny Laurie, travel to Fort Lauderdale for their Easter week of Spring Break, and become involved in a series of adventures and misadventures, which include the naive Jennie being pursued by musician drifter Scott and Sandra's snobbish musician cousin Camden. Meanwhile, Carole is seeking a break in her relationship with the jealous Chip who follows her down to Florida. Sandra pursues a romance with local policeman Ernie who arrests her on the first night for being drunk and disorderly, while Laurie just seeks any man she can get her hands on. Written by matt-282

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Where all your dreams come true See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beach Parties - Sonne, Sex und Sunnyboys See more »

Filming Locations:

Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,665,088, 8 May 1984

Gross USA:

$10,530,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This was the first release from TriStar Pictures. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bullhorn: Mr. Bullhorn: Attention, attention! This is Mr. Bullhorn! Don't miss the Bootlegger Hot Bod Contest! The bigger the boobs, the bigger the bucks!
Scott Nash: [looking at Carole's chest and smiling] Hello...
Carole Singer: Oh, forget it!
Jennie Cooper: Come on, Carole!
Scott Nash: [to Jeff] Jeff! You're in the Hot Bod contest with Carole. I want you firm, and I want you pumped.
Jeff: Right, buddy.
Carole Singer: C'mon, why does it have to be me? This is really embarrassing!
Jennie Cooper: [encouragingly] No, it isn't, it would be so much fun, and besides, you've had years of dance ...
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Connections

References Conan the Barbarian (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Slow Down
Composed by Larry Williams
Performed by The Rockats
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Great, lighthearted fun trip of 80's nostalgia
2 August 2011 | by dizzymerc21See all my reviews

I have never felt the need to post here before, although I do frequently read the reviews of other members. I am doing so purely out of dismay at some of the negatives this movie (in my humble opinion) has been given. Obviously, I am far from a film snob and my reasons for enjoying any movie, no doubt come from a very different place than some reviewers, but I consider myself pretty well educated and I have seen many truly dreadful films in my time. This however, is not one of them. I appreciate that it's pretty cheesy fare - just as it was in the 80's when I first saw it - but to me that's part of its charm. It's a lighthearted, feel good and fun way to spend a couple of hours, while reminiscing what was for me, a very special time. It's true that certain scenes (1 in particular for me) do and always have, make me cringe a little but for this movie, that is a positive. There are also many laughs to be had and for me, any film that can entertain throughout and leave me smiling as this one does, has earned its rightful place in my collection and deserves a little more respect for those reasons. I only wish I could find it on DVD, as my well viewed VHS version has definitely seen better days.


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