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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 ...
Bandleader
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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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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

Publicity for Private School (1983) did sometimes, rightly or wrongly, report that it was a sequel to Private Lessons (1981). Both movies had title similarity, the presence of actress Sylvia Kristel, the same producer R. Ben Efraim, and American video distribution through MCA/Universal. See more »

Goofs

When the three boys fall outside the dorm window, they land on an air mattress covered with leaves, made to initially look like the rest of the dead leaf-covered ground under the window. You can see the whole mattress move when they land, and the leaves are mostly blown off by their landing, and after that you can see the mattress. See more »

Quotes

Betsy: I want you to know I like a lot of, whatchamacallit, foreplay.
Bubba: [after massaging Betsy's boobs for a second] Is that enough?
Betsy: I guess so.
[they start making out passionately]
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Connections

Featured in Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) 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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Not a great movie, butt...
23 July 2000 | by (Hollywood, ca) – See all my reviews

And I mean butts. Three of the best rears to grace the movies are shown in this one. Betsy Russell, Brinke Stevens, and Phoebe Cates (hers may have been a body double--but it looked like I had always imagined Phoebe's would look like) show us the goods, and they are good!

There are also some funny gags that not only the boys play on the girls, but also the girls play on each other and on the school faculty.

All the "established" actors are doing their best to drag this movie out of the muck and they just barely do it. (If you want to see how bad teen sex movies can get, just watch "ScrewBalls" and you will see that this movie is really a cut above)

Overall a pretty good "Animal House" rip-off that works much better.


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