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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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Cast

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Jim
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Bubba
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Miss Dutchbok
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Betsy
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Chauncey
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Ms. Copuletta
Jonathan Prince ...
Roy
Kari Lizer ...
Rita
Richard Stahl ...
Mr. Flugel
Julie Payne ...
Coach Whelan
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Mr. Leigh-Jensen
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Birdie Fallmouth
Bill Wray ...
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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

Certificate:

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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Private School... for Girls  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,411,861 (USA) (31 July 1983)

Gross:

$14,049,540 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Star Billing: Phoebe Cates (1st), Betsy Russell (2nd), Matthew Modine (3rd), Michael Zorek (4th), Ray Walston 5th) and Sylvia Kristel (6th). See more »

Goofs

When the coach yells out "illegal use of the hands" to someone out on the dance floor, she gives the wrong corresponding hand signal. She makes the gesture for "holding" instead. 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 Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Private School
Performed by Bill Wray
Composed by Bill Wray
Published by Mel-Dav Music, Inc. and the D.A. Venture
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Great shower scene
3 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Rent this movie for the shower scene, you'll love it (though not as good as the one in "Hellhole"). Voyeurism is rampant in this flick... I loved Betsy Russell's character the most. A very funny movie and definitely worth spending $$ on.


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