Holiday in the Sun (film)

Holiday in the Sun is a 2001 American direct-to-video romantic adventure family film directed by Steve Purcell and starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as two teenagers on vacation at Atlantis Paradise Island.

Holiday in the Sun
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Directed bySteve Purcell
Produced byNeil Steinberg
Natan Zahavi
Executive producers
Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley Olsen
Robert Thorne
Written byBrent Goldberg
David Wagner
StarringMary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Music bySteve Porcaro
CinematographyDavid Lewis
Edited bySherwood Jones
Distributed byWarner Home Video
Release date
  • November 20, 2001 (2001-11-20)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


Madison (Mary-Kate Olsen) and Alex (Ashley Olsen) Stewart are twin sisters from Illinois who are whisked away to Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas by their parents for winter break. Initially, the sisters are disappointed that they didn't get to go to Hawaii with their friends, but overcome it by enjoying their newly earned freedom in the form of their own suite, as well as the pristine beaches of the Caribbean.

Alex falls for "hottie" Jordan (Ben Easter), a worker at the resort. She's not the only one with her eye on Jordan – the spoiled heiress, Brianna Wallace (Megan Fox) is also after him, and plays dirty to get her way. Madison, meanwhile, is being wooed by cute, but brainless, Scott (Billy Aaron Brown), who in turn is being coached behind the scenes by Griffen (Austin Nichols), a childhood friend of Madison's with a not-so-subtle crush, to talk to Madison and eventually get her under his thumb.

The sisters' holiday of fun in the sun is interrupted when they cross paths with a man smuggling stolen artifacts. Though their parents are keeping a close eye on them, the sisters and Griffen must find a way to clear Jordan's name when their friend is wrongfully arrested for the crime. But only together, they overcome everything and understand the true meaning of sisterhood, along with having a great vacation.


  • Mary-Kate Olsen as Madison Brittany Stewart
  • Ashley Olsen as Alexandra Anneliese "Alex" Stewart
  • Austin Nichols as Griffen Grayson
  • Ben Easter as Jordan Landers
  • Billy Aaron Brown as Scott
  • Markus Flanagan as Harrison
  • Jamie Rose as Judy
  • Jeff Altman as Chad
  • Wendy Schaal as Jill
  • Ashley Hughes as Keegan
  • Megan Fox as Brianna Wallace
  • Ashley Kelly as Trish
  • Sterling Rice as Carmen
  • Phillip Sands as Ziggy
  • C.J. Ansell as Good Looking Kid
  • Ben Christian as Boy in Club
  • Spencer Roberts as Surfer
  • Jason Deveaux as Stan
  • Ben Michaels as Jeffrey
  • Gordon Mills as Teacher
  • Chelera Bateman as Liz
  • Cesar Alava as Champlaine
  • Scott Adderly as Security Guard
  • Tony Roberts as Policeman
  • Dawn Forbs as Katherine
  • Steve Purcell as Director
  • Rob Lundsgaard as D.P.
  • Dale Russell as Chauffeur
  • Eric Davis as Carriage Driver
  • Tenby Turner, Enith Hernandez and Chris Bruck as Bikini Models
  • Anaïs Lameche as herself at the party (Uncredited)
  • Faye Hamlin as herself at the party (Uncredited)
  • Anna Sundstrand as herself at the party (Uncredited)
  • Rosie Munter as herself at the party (Uncredited)
  • Brittany Galiano as herself on the beach (uncredited)

*Billed as 'Megan Fox' in opening credits, and as 'Megan Denise Fox' in closing credits.

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