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The Real Cancun (2003)

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Sixteen American college students drink, flirt, fight and canoodle during their Spring Break vacation in Cancun, Mexico.

Director:

Rick de Oliveira

Writer:

Brian Caldirola
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Fletcher Benjamin Fletcher ... Himself (as Benjamin 'Fletch' Fletcher)
Nicole Frilot Nicole Frilot ... Herself
Roxanne Frilot Roxanne Frilot ... Herself
David Ingber David Ingber ... Himself
Jeremy Jazwinski ... Himself
Amber Madison Amber Madison ... Herself
Paul Malbry ... Himself
Marquita 'Sky' Marshall Marquita 'Sky' Marshall ... Herself
Laura Ramsey ... Herself
Matthew Slenske ... Himself
Alan Taylor ... Himself
Heidi Vance Heidi Vance ... Herself
Jorell Washington ... Himself
Casey Weeks ... Himself
Sarah Wilkins Sarah Wilkins ... Herself
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Storyline

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. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

No scripts. No actors. No rules. Anything can happen during spring break, and it did.

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality/nudity, language and partying | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Real Spring Break See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,300,000, 27 April 2003

Gross USA:

$3,825,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,345,083
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was advertised as the first reality movie. See more »

Goofs

The amount of beer in Jeff's 40 changes inconsistently between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jorell Washington: Can I ask a question, though?
Marquita 'Sky' Marshall: What?
Jorell Washington: Had he persued you for the whole trip, where would it have got him, honestly?
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes during closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

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.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simple Life: Pageant Girls Just Want to Have Fun (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hot in Herre
Written by Pharrell Williams (as Pharrell L. Williams), Nelly (as Cornelius Haynes) and Chuck Brown
Performed by Nelly
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The beginning of the end for this terrible reality craze
28 April 2003 | by Agent10See all my reviews

The Real Cancun was a sorry excuse for filmmaking, if not on mankind. Sixteen privileged kids go out and have fun drinking and basically being idiots for an hour and half, fused together with rock songs and pointless, shallow banter. Fortunately, the negative backlash for this garbage is intriguing, considering the lust most Americans have for reality bull such as this. But then again, this movie was just boring, and idiocy of the people involved just wanted to make me toss my drink at the screen. Hopefully, this whole reality TV faze I looked back upon with distaste, and we can thank The Real Cancun for starting that much needed downward spiral.


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