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They're Playing with Fire (1984)

A married college professor decides to seduce her student, whom she hired as a handyman for her yacht. The hesitant student succumbs to his buxom professor, but their romance is interrupted by her corrupt husband and a masked murderer.

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Diane Stevens
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Jay Richard
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Michael Stevens
Paul Clemens ...
Martin 'Bird' Johnson
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Lillian Stevens
Gene Bicknell ...
George Johnson
Curt Ayers ...
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Glenn
Bill Conklin ...
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Dale
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Joe Portaro ...
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During the opening sequences, a college student is seduced by his college professor. After that, it is disclosed that her husband has concocted a devilish scheme to steal millions from an inheritance fund run by his dotty grandmother and totally nasty mother. However, all of that is cast aside for the goings-on of a masked lunatic who is slaughtering the cast in best Jason style. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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From his French maid, he got Private Lessons. Now his English professor is giving him a REAL education.

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April 1984 (USA)  »

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You only have to wait 8 minutes into the film before Sybil Danning disrobes. See more »

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In a scene where Diane has finished her shower, she steps out, grabs a towel and dries herself. In the next scene where we see her husband and we see her in the mirror, she is inside the shower again with the towel. See more »


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They're not playing with a good script
31 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sybil Danning is an extremely stunning sight to behold when she's wearing just a smile, sure, but there's only so much so can do when saddled with an abysmal script (and that's 90% of her career's work). There's no question that she makes unwatchable films watchable. This time around she plays Diane. a teacher who wants her husband's parents money, but that won't happen until his mom and aunt are either dead or declared incompetent (the latter is kinda like the makers of this film). Enter Private Lessons' Eric Brown as Jay, a college student who's more gullible than a fifth grader (if that) and plans to scare the old women, but there's a 'mystery' serial killer at work. As I said before Danning is the ONLY reason for someone to watch this (and even then only when it's on cable, as it's not worth renting). The character's lack any kind of spark, the plot is very weak, and for a thriller, it's not in the least bit thrilling. Also the powers that be seemed to openly want to sabotage the film as with the amount of chances to get Sybil fully nude, they go to great lengths to not show her fourth acting talent, her tits and ass being the first three, so you know where I'm going with that one. Stick with a better Sybil film such as Chained Heat or Malibu Express instead

Eye Candy: Sybil Danning shows T&A multiple times, Suzanne Kennedy'shows her right breast briefly

My Grade: D


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