Private School (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 July 1983 (USA)
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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 ... 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


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29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Private School... for Girls  »

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


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 »


Miss Dutchbok: [Jordan is riding a horse with her top open until another girl rides over and pulls Jordan's top off completely, leaving her topless] That's the finest example of bareback riding I've ever seen.
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She Said No
Performed by Bill Wray
Composed by Bill Wray and Leon Medica
Published by Mel-Dav Music, Inc. and the D.A. Venture
Bill Wray appears courtesy of Liberty Records
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Phoebe Cates and Betsy Russell
23 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was funny.But let's face it.I,like how many other guys went to see this movie for Phoebe Cates,who is a definite 10 herself.But then we see this vision riding horseback! Betsy Russell is an 11 on a scale of one to ten.And how many of us knew who she was. Fond memories of my teenage years.I am sure for many other too.As bad as this may sound to some,Phoebe Cates is the girl you would marry,and Betsy Russell the mistress.Both incredible beauties.Betsy Russell exudes SEX APPEAL.Phoebe Cates the pretty,wholesome girl next door.As for the rest of the cast does anyone even care. Matthew Modine for instance,was and has always been the stereotypical Nerd that tried to pull off the cool jock type.What a lucky guy to have worked with two amazing beauties.The seen with Betsy getting massaged by Matthew was a classic,the way she giggled and gyrated was something to behold.I am not sure if I have seen anyone sexier.between that scene and the horse back riding.This lady shows her true talents.If any of you guys want to see true sex appeal at it's finest.This is the ticket!!!!!!!!!!!

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