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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 overview, first billed only:
Michael Zorek ...
Miss Dutchbok
Ms. Copuletta
Jonathan Prince ...
Kari Lizer ...
Richard Stahl ...
Mr. Flugel
Julie Payne ...
Coach Whelan
Mr. Leigh-Jensen
Birdie Fallmouth
Bill Wray ...


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


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Private School... for Girls  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In promotional materials the two letter "O" characters in the word "school" were formed by using two red heart symbols for the film's "Private School...for girls!" title logo. See more »


When Bubba is in the sauna in the girl's locker room, he watches a girl with long dark hair held back by a chrome barrette leave the shower with a blonde girl, go to her locker, and dry off to get dressed. When he turns and looks toward the shower, the same dark-haired girl can be seen in the shower again. See more »


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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Da Da Da
Performed by Trio
Composed by Stephen Remmler and Kralle
Published by Francis, Day and Hunter GmbH and Colgems-EMI Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Bearable and bare-able!
15 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one I enjoyed in High School (and College) to see some T&A. Phoebe Cates plays Christine Ramsey, Matthew Modine plays Jim. He loves Chris, and Chris loves him. Enter Jordan Lee Jensen, played by Betsy Russell. She has the hots for Jim so she tries to break them up. In the meantime, you have plenty of T&A as Bubba tries to score and ends up in the girls shower. Sure, the plot is thin, the humor is thin, but Betsy Russell is so HOT! Probably the best scene is Russell riding topless on a horse. Even clothed this woman begs the male eye to revel and take in every inch of her skin. It's not Fast Times at Ridgemont High (also starring Cates) or The Breakfast Club--but Private School for Girls got me through those years when I wanted to see a lot of T&A. It is finally on DVD (much to the chagrin of Phoebe Cates), fully restored and in letterbox format to make the shower scene all the more pleasurable. It was about time, considering that lame movies like Night Patrol, Night of the Living Dead II and the Party Animal being put on DVD. In any case, I am truly sorry, Phoebe. However, the fans demanded it and Universal finally responded.

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