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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phoebe Cates ... Christine
Betsy Russell ... Jordan
Matthew Modine ... Jim
Michael Zorek ... Bubba
Fran Ryan ... Miss Dutchbok
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Betsy
Ray Walston ... Chauncey
Sylvia Kristel ... Ms. Copuletta
Jonathan Prince Jonathan Prince ... Roy
Kari Lizer Kari Lizer ... Rita
Richard Stahl Richard Stahl ... Mr. Flugel
Julie Payne Julie Payne ... Coach Whelan
Frank Aletter ... Mr. Leigh-Jensen
Frances Bay ... Birdie Fallmouth
Bill Wray Bill Wray ... Bandleader
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private School... for Girls See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,411,861, 31 July 1983

Gross USA:

$14,049,540
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Brinke Stevens: Uncredited, the scream queen as a school girl. See more »

Goofs

During the riding class, in one shot Jordan can be seen riding with a hat on, topless. In the next shot, the hat is gone and her hair is down. See more »

Quotes

Jordan Leigh-Jenson: [watching Chris and Jim dancing] She's such a nothing. I just don't what he sees in her.
Rita: I like to see you get a guy as good as Jim.
Jordan Leigh-Jenson: Why not Jim?
Rita: You couldn't! He's in love with Chris.
Jordan Leigh-Jenson: But Chris is no competition. Tomorrow is riding class, I begin my campaign.
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Alternate Versions

During the seduction scene between Jordan (Betsy Russell) and Jim (Matthew Modine) in her bedroom there was a small scene shown only on the broadcast version where we see Jordan pulling the tie out of her ponytail and letting her hair down. See more »

Connections

Featured in Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Li'l Red Riding Hood
Performed by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
Composed by Ronald Blackwell
Published by Fred Rose Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc.
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Great viewing
15 October 2005 | by choco_bikkiesSee all my reviews

This movie was a great watch for me as a young girl. I have fond memories, the crude jokes, the gratuitous nudity and the humor and stereotypes that made the movie a classic in my books. At least it has a great storyline for a movie of this sort and makes for great viewing.

Betsy Russell on nude horseback is memorable and unforgettable, the sheer brassiness of this lass and do-whatever-it-takes attitude to steal Matthew Modine from Phoebe Cates by being terribly unsubtle in her advances to him. And Bubba... Bubba the hot-blooded horny male that desperately wants to get into the pants of every female student with his salivating and dirty character.

This is where I feel in love with Matthew Modine and also was my first naughty flick that I saw,nevertheless I think the casting was great and I don't think there has been any movie that has really outdone it in this genre. Great toilet humor. Good laugh and great hairstyles.A must see.


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