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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

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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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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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When girls want a vacation filled with sun, fun and romance, they go ... See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beach Bunnies 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "'84" in the film's title appears everywhere but in the actual movie. The opening titles simply read "Where the Boys Are". See more »

Quotes

Chip: [immediately after sex] Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh yeah. Oh. Oh, that was so good. Mmm. Almost five years 'n' it just keeps getting better, you know, Carole? Carole?
Carole Singer: I think we need separate vacations.
Chip: What? You've been talking to those girlfriends of yours, haven't you?
Carole Singer: No. I've got a mind of my own.
Chip: What about the ski trip? I mean, we've been planning it all semester!
Carole Singer: I know, but I really think that separate vacations would strengthen our relationship.
Chip: And just where are you planning on spending your ...
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Referenced in Spring Broke (2016) See more »

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Composed by A. Baker, R. Morgan
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A mindlessly pleasant 80's romp
10 March 2006 | by dallaskefferSee all my reviews

Though far from an intelligent production, this 1984 reworking of the 1960 film is nevertheless a fun time capsule of early-to-mid 1980's culture. Forget about plot. This movie is just a mindless and pleasant romp on the beach at Fort Lauderdale before spring breakers were driven out and the monster condos took over the skyline. It features far more location shooting than the original (that one was mostly Hollywood sets) and some interesting 80's music. I am biased; I'm nostalgic for the 80's and I love Fort Lauderdale and Florida, so I may enjoy it more than the average viewer.

Not every film should be a literary gem as life is more than that. "Where the Boys Are" is an honest look at what was going on with the college kids of the time. There is some brief nudity and sexual content that may be mildly distasteful, but that is what was happening in Fort Lauderdale until the late 80's and 90's saw the city powers-that-be effectively sweep the spring break crowd north to Daytona.

Don't build up great expectations and you will probably enjoy this otherwise forgettable flick.


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