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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
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Philly
Patrick Piccininni ...
Sherman
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Jack Travis
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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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Release Date:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The trailers and commercials for this film were narrated by Jay Stewart, the TV game show announcer who at the time was working for Barry-Enright Productions, producers of this movie. See more »

Goofs

After Nicole tells Philly to close the door to her room but before she sits down on the bed, a crew member can be seen pulling something out of the way beyond the door. See more »

Quotes

Sherman: Who the hell takes baths with other people, except for the Japanese, I mean. Have you heard of any?
Philly: No. Nobody except the Japanese.
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Connections

Followed by Private Lessons: Another Story (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Fantasy
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire (as Earth, Wind & Fire)
Composed by Maurice White (as M. White), Eddie del Barrio (as E. del Barrio), Verdine White (as V. White)
Publisher: Saggifire Music and Criga Music
Courtesy of: CBS Records
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Every teen boy's fantasy
5 July 2003 | by (Tucson, Arizona) – See all my reviews

Imagine having the chance to film scenes with Emmanuelle herself... But enough about the actors. This film is a humorous romp into/through the sexual curiousity of a young boy. His seductress is softened by his naivity and he comes away with confidence and poise. It also has an excellent soundtrack.


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