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Private School (1983)

Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on ... See full summary »

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Miss Dutchbok
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Chauncey
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Ms. Copuletta
Jonathan Prince ...
Roy
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Rita
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Coach Whelan
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Mr. Leigh-Jensen
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Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby. Christine's arch rival Jordan also has her eye on Jim, and she is willing to do whatever she can to steal him away. Jim's uber-slob buddy Bubba is going with Betsy, Christine's cynical friend, though he would probably be unfaithful if any other woman were willing to get near him. Bubba and his pals sneak into the girls' school dressed in drag in hopes of reaching the Promised Land (better known as the women's shower room), while Christine and Jim run away together for the weekend, though their escapade isn't as romantic as they had hoped. Written by Anonymous

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You won't believe what goes on and what comes off in ... Private School

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Comedy | Romance

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29 July 1983 (USA)  »

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Private School... for Girls  »

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Trivia

The previous year in 1982 actors Ray Walston and Phoebe Cates had both appeared in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) for the same Universal Pictures studio . See more »

Goofs

During the beach scene Jim and Chris are seen in the water completely submerged with their hair wet then in the following scene as they disrobe prior to having sex both have dry hair. See more »

Quotes

Christine Ramsey: Jordan thinks that length is the most important. What do you think?
Betsy: I think width.
Christine Ramsey: Why width?
Betsy: Because Jordan thinks length.
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Connections

Featured in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

How Do I Let You Know
Performed by Phoebe Cates
Composed by Bill Wray and Steve Goldstein
Published by Mel-Dav Music, Inc., Chinnithap Publishing, Inc. and the D.A. Venture
Phoebe Cates appears courtesy of CBS Records
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S10 Reviews: Private School (1983)
2 January 2006 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

Christine (the gorgeous Phoebe Cates) attends Cherryvale, a school for girls. She's dating Jim (Matthew Modine) from the local boy's school. Jim and his pals are always up to no good with many hare-brain schemes in their sexually deprived minds to infiltrate the school and see a bit of flesh. When Christine and Jim decide to go away for the weekend the real fun begins.

'Private School' is my favorite of all the teen comedies of the 80's. It's not rocket science but it's a lot of fun and worth a laugh or two. Acting: * * * (Very Good) Writing / Direction: * * (OK) Technical Design: * * (OK) Music: * * * * (Excellent)

If you liked 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' and 'Porky's' you may enjoy this one too.


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