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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 .
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Several of Rick Springfield's band members play the band at the school dance early in the movie. Jack White is the drummer and was at one time married to Peg Bundy herself, Katey Sagal.
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Though the film was officially called "Private School" the picture is commonly also known as "Private School...for girls" due to its movie poster which adds a subtitle "...for girls" under the title.
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Kathleen Wilhoite's film debut.
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Paula Abdul choreographed the women's aerobic workout.
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Actress Betsy Russell is seen in this movie bareback horse-riding topless.
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The nick-name the college boys had for the girls' shower room was "The Promised Land".
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The name of the romance novel at the start of the movie which Chris (Phoebe Cates) narrates to her roommate Betsy (Kathleen Wilhoite) was "Storms of Passion". The book appears to be fictitious as there is no author listed on the cover and an internet search for that title comes up empty.
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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.
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The nick-name of Christine Ramsey (Phoebe Cates) was "Chris".
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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.
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Sylvia Kristel also appears in the earlier movie Private Lessons (1981) but plays different characters in each film, Nicole Mallow in Private Lessons (1981) and Ms. Regina Copoletta in Private School (1983).
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The earlier movie Private Lessons (1981) produced two "in-name only" sequels several years later. The pictures are 1993's Private Lessons II (1993) and 1994's Private Lessons: Another Story (1994). Private School (1983) and Private Resort (1985) were not sequels to Private Lessons (1981) despite the pictures having title (word: "Private") similarity and the same producer R. Ben Efraim.
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According to the 80s Rewind website, Sylvia Kristel appeared in Private School (1983) "only as a contractual obligation to the producers of this movie. She had previously worked with them in another "Private" movie . . . Private Lessons (1981)".
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The name of the exclusive girls-only private school was "Cherryvale Academy" whilst the name of the exclusive boys-only private school was "Freemount Academy".
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Actors Michael Zorek, Jonathan Prince and Matthew Modine in one sequence all appear in drag in this movie.
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Sylvia Kristel's character name was billed in the opening credits and in promotional materials not by her character name of Ms. Regina Copoletta but as 'The Sex Teacher'.
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Star Billing: Phoebe Cates (1st), Betsy Russell (2nd), Matthew Modine (3rd), Michael Zorek (4th), Ray Walston 5th) and Sylvia Kristel (6th).
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According to 'The Film Yearbook 1985', the movie "was supposedly market researched from stem to stern in order to ensure mass teen appeal".
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Second of two consecutive back-to-back movies with the word "Private" in the title for actress Sylvia Kristel whose had starred in 1981 in the controversial box-office hit Private Lessons (1981).
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Phoebe Cates got cast in the top-billed role in this movie after her successful appearance in another youth movie, _Fast Times_ at Ridgemont High (1982)_, which had been made and distributed by the same Universal Pictures studio the previous year in 1982.
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The sequence where three of the college guys cross-dress in drag to sneak into the girls' private school was a story element later utilized in the later teenpic Sorority Boys (2002).
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Actress Phoebe Cates not only was the top-billed actor but was a performer for the film's soundtrack singing two songs "How Do I Let You Know" and "Just One Touch" the latter in a duet with Bill Wray.
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'The Film Yearbook 1985' states that this movie "was supposedly market researched from stem to stern in order to ensure mass teen appeal".
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Sylvia Kristel:  As sex education teacher Ms. Regina Copoletta.
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Brinke Stevens:  Uncredited, the scream queen as a school girl.
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Martin Mull:  Uncredited, as a pharmacist at a drug store
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