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Private Lessons (1981)

R | | Comedy | 28 August 1981 (USA)
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 ...
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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What happened to him should happen to you See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

28 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,279,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut American film lensed by Dutch cinematographer and later director Jan de Bont. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sherman: Did you touch 'em?
Philly: What?
Sherman: Her knockers! Did you touch them?
Philly: Well, sort of.
Sherman: What do you mean, sort of? Did you or didn't you?
Philly: Well, eh, not with my hands, with my elbows.
Sherman: Doesn't that get broads hot? Touching their knockers, even with your elbows?
Philly: I don't know?
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Connections

Edited into Twisted Sex Vol. 23 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want To Talk About It
Performed by Crazy Horse
Composed by Danny Whitten
Publisher: Crazy Horse Music
Courtesy of: Warner Bros. 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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