Two Kansas college students – nerdy rich politician’s son Nelson (David Knell) and his more laid-back pal Adam (Perry Lang) – descend on Fort Lauderdale in Florida for spring break and are forced to room with two students from New York: smooth dude Stu (Paul Land) and rowdy O.T. (Steve Bassett).
It was never going to win any awards for cinematic excellence, but the film is an accurate portrayal of sun, suds, surf and sex on the Florida coast that perfectly captures the pervasive sense of carefree joy and abandon that was the very essence of spring break in the 1980s – letting it all hang out and partying like there’s no tomorrow.
It’s all there – a rockin’ soundtrack, a plethora of beautiful babes in skimpy bikinis, a bellyflop diving competition, both wet t-shirt and He-shirt contests (meaning there’s eye candy for guys and gals alike), mass consumption of beer, some romance, and a pleasing amount of delicious bare female skin all served up hot and lively in a gloriously vibrant and unapologetic celebration of pure mindless hedonism.
A genuine air of innocence surrounds the film. The young people of Spring Break are so mesmerised by the opposite sex that they practically vibrate down the street, reminding us that somewhere around the age of 13, a kid turns into a pulsating gland while the brain takes an extended holiday.
In the process, the kids also manage to rescue Nelson from his ruthless, conniving politico stepfather, Ernest Dalby (Donald Symington).
The film featured 1982 Penthouse Pet of the Year Corinne Alphen (now known as Corinne Wahl), who played Joan, and 1983 Pet Of The Year, Sheila Kennedy (as Carla).
Richard B. Shull
Markus T. Pellicori
Candy Store MC
Marilyn Max (Bass, vocals)
Lois Chamberlain (Guitar, vocals)
Laura J. Galgozy (Guitar, vocals)
Johanna Mileschkowsky (Drums)
Sean S Cunningham