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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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When EMANUELLE's Sylvia Kristel is your teacher the bedroom is the classroom [DVD Australia] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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28 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$2,800,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$26,279,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was made and released around just six years after a similarly titled European film from Italy called "The Private Lesson" [See: The Private Lesson (1975)]. See more »

Goofs

The movie is meant to take place over the summer, however when we first see Nicole she is picking oranges, which tend to ripen in December and January. See more »

Quotes

Philly: Listen, eh, are we going to, eh, you know?
Mallow: Would you like to?
Philly: [Shakes his head yes] Except for one thing.
Mallow: What?
Philly: Um, well, I really don't know how.
Mallow: Well, I might be able to show you.
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Connections

References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

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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7/10 for Classic 80's camp!
19 April 2006 | by (Slidell, LA) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this on TMC. I haven't seen it in its entirely since I was about "Philly's" age...20+ years ago (ugh). Anyway, I enjoyed it thoroughly. Yes, the acting isn't first-rate (except for Begley, Jr's); the production is B-movie; the subject is taboo; the plot's full of holes; but, it has great moments of humor, sensitivity, eroticism without being 'dirty'; and one of the best 80's soundtracks ever. This movie is about having fun. Philly's best friend was hilarious. For me, it was reminiscing about the fantasies it provided when I was a teen. I had forgotten how sweet and sexy Sylvia Kristel was in this movie. Some of her acting was still a bit amateur, but her sweet seduction was first-rate. She put a smile on my face when I needed it most...and that's all that matters.


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