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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 ...
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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Trivia

The movie produced two "in-name only" sequels several years later. The pictures are 1993's Private Lessons II (1993) and 1994's Private Lessons: Another Story (1994). Private School (1983) and Private Resort (1985) were not sequels to Private Lessons (1981) despite the pictures having title (word: "Private") similarity and the same producer R. Ben Efraim. See more »

Goofs

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

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Remade as Tauba Tauba (2004) See more »

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Lost In Love
Performed by Air Supply
Composed by Graham Russell
Publisher: Careers Music, Inc/BRM Publishing/Riva Music, Ltd./BMI
Courtesy of: Arista Records, Inc. and Wizard Records/Bigtime, Australia
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One Of A Kind Movie From The '80s
16 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great topic about a boy coming of age lead by an older mature woman. The movie gathered much publicity not only in the US, and Europe, but also in Asia when it came out.

The movie was made in the transitional time when the raw sexual expression of the '70s was starting to change to cuter expression of the '80s. It carries some of the sexual topics that were prevalent in the '70s, but the expression is much more juvenile and charming.

Silvia Kristel was spot on for the role. She was by then well known for her role in the movie "Emanuelle". The movie was like the "JAWS" of that segment of the movie industry. Just like Richard Dreyfus became a big star, Krystel rightfully became a star.

The movie doesn't have much story to it, but it's mostly about the comical scene of youngster getting seduced by an older woman. Even so, the movie keeps things entertaining, and it's a good movie even after all these years.

I kind of liked the subplot that went between Phillip and Sherman too.

A good movie that captures the culture of the early '80s.


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