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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
Peter Elbling ...
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

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Plot Keywords:

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

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When EMANUELLE's Sylvia Kristel is your teacher the bedroom is the classroom [DVD Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

26 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lecciones privadas  »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,279,000 (USA)
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Sylvia Kristel also appears in the later movie Private School (1983) but plays different characters in each film, Nicole Mallow in Private Lessons (1981) and Ms. Regina Copoletta in Private School (1983). See more »

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Philly's school, "Fredrick Douglass High School," misspells the name of Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895). See more »

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Performed by Eric Clapton
Composed by Eric Clapton
Publisher: Stigwood Music
Courtesy of: RSO Records, Inc.
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Great genre flick!
29 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a classic 70s/80s 'hot for teacher' movie about a teenage boy whose sexy housekeeper seduces him. The plot, mediocre at best. The acting, salvageable. The art direction...wait a second! This movie is about recollecting those teenage years with your 70's glasses on, not about quality film-making. It's about T&A and tan lines, cheesy dialog, and being able to see boom mics in the shot. Nothing but FUN!

Don't listen to all the 'boring' people who weighed in on this movie, they shouldn't have watched it in the first place. I hate that PC people like that are actually out there comparing these types of movies to Oscar contenders. News brief: THIS MOVIE ISN'T SUPPOSED TO AND ISN"T TRYING BE IN THAT LEAGUE. This is plain old fun and teen fantasy. All this crap about 'oh that poor boy' is ridiculous. There isn't a 16 year old boy in the world that wouldn't give his left arm to be in this situation.

If you have fun with the 70s and 80s and you can enjoy low budget, cheesy films...see this. If you take life too seriously and suffer allergic reaction to nudity and political INcorrectness...avoid at all costs.


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