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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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What happened to him should happen to you See more »

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28 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Lecciones privadas  »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,279,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the secondary school was the "Fredrick Douglass High School". See more »

Goofs

Some of the extras from the movie theater scene are re-used for the restaurant scene, most notably the short-haired elderly woman who is sitting with her husband at the movie and is visible at the bottom of the screen when we first see Philly and Nicole sitting at their table in the restaurant. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Spanish Night
Performed by Earl Klugh
Composed by Earl Klugh
Publisher: United Artists Music Co., Inc./Earl Klugh Music
Courtesy of: Liberty Records, Inc.
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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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