Taglines: When girls want a vacation filled with sun, fun and romance, they go…
Remake of the 1960 movie of the same name has four college coeds; virginal Jennie, outgoing Carole, wealthy and spoiled Southern belle Sandra, and horny Laurie traveling to Fort Lauderdale for their Easter week of Spring Break and the series of adventures and mis-adventures they encounter, which include the naive Jennie 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.
Where the Boys Are ’84 (onscreen title: Where the Boys Are) is a 1984 American comedy film and a remake of the 1960 teen sex comedy film Where the Boys Are, starring Lisa Hartman, Russell Todd, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal and Lynn-Holly Johnson. Directed by Hy Averback and produced by Allan Carr, it was the first film released by TriStar Pictures.
About the Story
Four co-eds from snowbound Penmore College head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break: Carole (Lorna Luft) taking a separate vacation from her steady boyfriend Chip (Howard McGillin), winds up as a hot contender in a “Hot Bod Contest”; Jennie (Lisa Hartman) is doubly lucky, courted by both a rich classical pianist (Daniel McDonald) and a devil-may-care rocker (Russell Todd); Sandra (Wendy Schaal) looking for the Mr. Right who will finally satisfy her; and Laurie (Lynn-Holly Johnson) dreams of a night of unbridled passion with a real he-man. Laurie ends up getting her wish, albeit through a rather unexpected source.
During the week-long festivities, the girls meet Sandra’s snobbish aunt Barbara Roxbury (Louise Sorel) and her friend Maggie (Alana Stewart) and get to sample much of Fort Lauderdale’s nightlife. They are also invited to a formal party at Barbara’s house, which ends up being crashed by hundreds of spring breakers.
Where the Boys Are (1984)
Directed by: Hy Averback
Starring: Lisa Hartman, Lorna Luft, Wendy Schaal, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Russell Todd, Howard McGillin, Alana Stewart, Louise Sorel
Screenplay by: Stu Krieger, Jeff Burkhart
Production Design by: Michael Baugh
Cinematography by: James A. Contner
Film Editing by: Bobbie Shapiro, Melvin Shapiro
Costume Design by: Marla Denise Schlom
Set Decoration by: Don K. Ivey
Music by: Sylvester Levay
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: April 6, 1984