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Private Lessons (1981)

 -  Comedy  -  28 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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The bedroom is a fun classroom ... EMMANUELLE's star is the teacher. See more »

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Comedy

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28 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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One of two 1981 cinema movies starring actress Sylvia Kristel. The other picture was Just Jaeckin's filmed adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981). 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 »

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Referenced in Glee: Lights Out (2013) See more »

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Next Time You See Her
Performed by Eric Clapton
Composed by Eric Clapton
Publisher: Stigwood Music
Courtesy of: RSO Records, Inc.
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Youthful Reminiscence
8 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The last time I saw this movie before getting the newly-released DVD was back in my childhood, let's say 6th or 7th grade. Back then, the naughty scenes were quite exciting and the plot was good for a giggle. And of course young, awkward boys enjoy some small hope that one day they will become more suave through kind experiences of female beauty. On general principal I thought I should add the DVD to my collection. Overall, I was not disappointed.

One major detraction I didn't remember seeing before was the crude white-paint censor blots in the two full-frontal nude scenes (boooooo!). This film has a few details on refused-classification.com which suggest that it might have been doctored in this way in order to gain its R rating, even back in 1982. I wonder why it was not offered with a "director's cut" as a special feature of the DVD (e.g. "Dressed to Kill") - artistically speaking, I would rather have a scene cut than done up with something so cheesy and distracting as a censor box (shame!).

This movie is what it is - for me it represents just a little piece of my childhood, and contains a few moments that were interesting to revisit. If the features of the DVD had been more complete I would have given it about an 8. I'm hoping I will be amused by the commentary when I hear it.


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