Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm Springs harried, stressed, Police Chief. Jim's bumbling roommate, Biff, tries to get Amanda, a tomboyish girl's attention with a so-called love gadget. Meanwhile, Gayle Lewis is a high school senior posing as a wealthy college girl who is pursued by Eric Dean, a wealthy and spoiled college preppie, while Gayle has eyes for a cowboy from Texas, named Stretch. Also, Jim and Biff's basketball coach, Campbell, tries to romance Naomi, the owner of the motel where all of the gang is staying, which is interfered with by Naomi's young, trouble making brat son, who's dubbed "Boom-Boom".
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The really nice hotel that Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) stayed at was the Palm Springs Riviera. It was also seen from high up in a helicopter in the beginning of the movie during the opening credits. The hotel had the largest pool that Paddock Pools (one of the largest pool builders in southern California at the time) had built up until that time. See more
When Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) picks up "Gayle" (Connie Stevens) at the rest stop, she asks about leaving her luggage on the bus. He tells here that she can pick it up at the station. When they get to the hotel, her bags are in his trunk. See more
Ruthie, how'd you ever get your Mom's okay?
I didn't. She and Dad went to Vegas for a few days. Now, look, there's beer and soft drinks in the kitchen. The bedrooms are off limits. And if you want to go in the pool, you're going to have to wear a suit.
Darling, you didn't tell me this was going to be a formal affair.
But, of course.
Referenced in The Wanderers
Song of the Ox-Drivers
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