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Private Lessons (1981)

 -  Comedy  -  26 August 1981 (USA)
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An immigrant housemaid seduces a 15-year-old boy and later fakes her own death as part of his chauffeur's blackmail plot. Troubles arise when the two start to fall in love.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mallow
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Lester
Eric Brown ...
Philly
Patrick Piccininni ...
Sherman
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Jack Travis
Pamela Jean Bryant ...
Joyce (as Pamela Bryant)
Meridith Baer ...
Miss Phipps
Ron Foster ...
Fillmore
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Waiter
Beans Morocco ...
Green (as Dan Barrows)
Dan Greenburg ...
Hotel Owner
Marian Gibson ...
Florence
Judy Helden ...
Miss Kristel's Double
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Storyline

Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a "business" trip. But Mr. Filmore's unscrupulous chauffeur, Lester Lewis, takes advantage of Phillip's crush on Nicole to hire her to seduce the youth, then draws her into a plot to fake her own death in a blackmail scheme aimed to drain Phillip's trust fund. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

chauffeur | blackmail | love | sex | housemaid | See more »

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The bedroom is a fun classroom ... EMMANUELLE's star is the teacher. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

26 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Private Lessons  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,279,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Part of a mini early-to-mid 1980s cycle of Hollywood movies where a young guy has an affair with an older woman. The films include Class (1983), My Tutor (1983), Private Lessons (1981), In the Mood (1987), and They're Playing with Fire (1984). See more »

Goofs

It is obvious that a body double for Sylvia Kristel is used during the nude scenes - Kristel's nipples are not as protuberant as those of her double, Judy Helden. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

That's The Reason
Performed by Willie Nile
Composed by Willie Nile
Publisher: Lake Victoria Music
Courtesy of: Arista Records, Inc.
Played in the end credits
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7/10 for Classic 80's camp!
19 April 2006 | by (Slidell, LA) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this on TMC. I haven't seen it in its entirely since I was about "Philly's" age...20+ years ago (ugh). Anyway, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Yes, the acting isn't first-rate (except for Begley, Jr's); the production is B-movie; the subject is taboo; the plot's full of holes; but, it has great moments of humor, sensitivity, eroticism without being 'dirty'; and one of the best 80's soundtracks ever. This movie is about having fun. Philly's best friend was hilarious. For me, it was reminiscing about the fantasies it provided when I was a teen. I had forgotten how sweet and sexy Sylvia Kristel was in this movie. Some of her acting was still a bit amateur, but her sweet seduction was first-rate. She put a smile on my face when I needed it most...and that's all that matters.


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