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Director:
Writers:
Howard Avedis (written by) &
Marlene Schmidt (written by)
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Release Date:
April 1984 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
From his French maid, he got Private Lessons. Now his English professor is giving him a REAL education.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Sybil Danning ... Diane Stevens
Eric Brown ... Jay Richard

Andrew Prine ... Michael Stevens
Paul Clemens ... Martin 'Bird' Johnson
K.T. Stevens ... Lillian Stevens
Gene Bicknell ... George Johnson
Curt Ayers ... The Bartender

Dominick Brascia ... Glenn
Bill Conklin ... Preacher
Terese Hanses ... Pub Singer
Greg Kaye ... Dale
Suzanne Kennedy ... Janice
Violet Manes ... Jenny
Alvy Moore ... Jimbo
Joe Portaro ... Professor
Beth Scheffell ... Cynthia (as Beth Schaffel)
Marlene Schmidt ... Gas Station Customer
Margaret Wheeler ... Lettie Stevens
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Directed by
Howard Avedis 
 
Writing credits
Howard Avedis (written by) &
Marlene Schmidt (written by)

Produced by
Howard Avedis .... producer
Ernest Kaye .... associate producer
Marlene Schmidt .... producer
Tim Siu .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
 
Cinematography by
Gary Graver (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Tucker 
 
Art Direction by
Rosemary Brandenburg 
 
Makeup Department
Sylvia Flores .... makeup artist
Lorraine Polak .... makeup artist (as Lorraine Pollack)
Jill Rockow .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lance Dickson .... unit manager
Herman Grigsby .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herman Grigsby .... assistant director
Bayard Storey .... third assistant director
John R. Woodward .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Clark Hunter .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (as Dick Alexander)
Beau Biggart .... sound editor
Bob Biggart .... supervising sound editor
Jean Clark .... boom operator (as Jean L. Clark)
Mary Jo Devenney .... boom operator
William Fiege .... sound mixer (as Bill Fiege)
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
William Shaffer .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Chuck E. Stewart .... special effects (as Charles Stewart)
 
Stunts
Greg Robbins .... stunt double: Paul Clemens (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank D'Angelo .... first assistant camera
Ben Felthouse .... electrician (as Ben Feldthouse)
Ron Halpern .... second assistant camera
Jono Kouzouyan .... gaffer
Andrew Roach .... grip
Michael Stocks .... best boy grip
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Terry Wimmer .... key grip
Jack Yanekian .... best boy electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Dibene .... wardrobe assistant
Verkina Flower .... wardrobe coordinator
Violet Manes .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Barry Dresner .... assistant film editor
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
John Cacavas .... conductor
Morris I. Diamond .... music coordinator (as Morris Diamond)
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor
Ken Suesov .... music recordist: Brittania Studios
 
Transportation Department
Lance Dickson .... transportation
 
Other crew
Connie Barzaghi .... script supervisor
John Cacavas Jr. .... production assistant
Ruth E. Campbell .... assistant to producer
Stefani N. Deoul .... production coordinator
Michael Donner .... location auditor
Jeff Gonzales .... production assistant
Elwin Hughes .... assistant to producer
David Littell .... production assistant
Teri Parker .... production assistant
Donna Schaffel .... assistant to producer
Donna Tollefson .... dialogue supervisor
John E. Vohlers .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Bob Hadler .... special thanks
 

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96 min
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Trivia:
The name of the high-school that Jay Richard (Eric Brown) went to was "Oceanview College".See more »
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Sybil Danning in one of her best roles, 19 December 1998
Author: Mal O'Dramatic from London, England

The statuesque Sybil Danning dominates this rather poor film of murder and intrigue.

Who could not be impressed at the skilful way she manipulates one of her students, played by Eric Brown onto her luxury cruiser in order to overwhelm him in a way only she can manage.

Ultimately, Miss Danning is the only good thing in this film as the poorly scripted plot spirals out of control. It fails to convince in almost every department of a thriller.

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