After a nationwide casting search including college campuses across the country--Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Georgia, Texas Tech, Boston University and Washington State University--the filmmakers cast a unique collection of real people ready to explore reality's barriers beyond the limits of television, while on the ultimate Spring Break vacation, with surprising results. Designed to be the first true reality feature film, six camera crews followed the cast--made up of 16 American college students--and filmed their exploits as they immersed and indulged in the Spring Break revelry of Cancun, Mexico. Filmed 24 hours a day over the course of a week in March 2003, the movie was shot on location and reveals the students' exploits through interviews and planned group activities, as well as through their own spontaneous adventures.
Sujit R. Varma
No scripts. No actors. No rules. Anything can happen during spring break, and it did.
25 April 2003 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Real Spring Break
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,108,796,
27 April 2003, Wide Release
Gross USA: $3,713,002, 11 May 2003
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Production took 10 days, March 13, 2003 to March 23, 2003. It was released 5 weeks later, on April 25, 2003. See more
The amount of beer in Jeff's 40 changes inconsistently between shots. See more
People used to ask me before, like, you know, "Wow, so have you ever been in love?" because I'm the kind of guy that would love someone. And I'd have to say no, because I've never had that opportunity.
Outtakes during closing credits. See more
DVD release includes several scenes deleted from the theatrical release:
- An argument between Brittany and Fletch over his use of the word "skank."
- Matt and Nicole discussing Alan's "transformation."
- Laura and Amber discussing Jeremy.
- Full version of the STD Song heard briefly during the closing credits.
- Alan having sex with a girl.
- Additional footage of the wet T-shirt contest.
- On-location interviews with most of the cast, including additional footage (including brief sexual shots) not shown in the theatrical release.
Written by Damon Albarn
(as 2D), Jamie Hewlett
(as Murdoc Niccols) and Del
(as Teren Delvon Jones)
Performed by Gorillaz
Courtesy of EMI Records/Virgin Records
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