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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 ... 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

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

Star Billing: Phoebe Cates (1st), Betsy Russell (2nd), Matthew Modine (3rd), Michael Zorek (4th), Ray Walston 5th) and Sylvia Kristel (6th). See more »

Goofs

During the beach scene Jim and Chris are seen in the water completely submerged with their hair wet then in the following scene as they disrobe prior to having sex both have dry hair. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Flugel: What class are you in?
Ms. Copoletta: I'm not in any class. I'm a teacher here.
Mr. Flugel: Whaddya teach?
Ms. Copoletta: Sex education.
Mr. Flugel: What?
Ms. Copoletta: Sex education.
Mr. Flugel: Sex education? That's my favorite subject!
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Alternate Versions

Broadcast TV has some dialog between Jim and Christine before they plan to have sex in the Honeymoon Suite bed at the hotel. Jim gets undressed in the bathroom, than sits on the bed. He tries to get her to relax sensing her nervousness. The theatrical version picks up with both of them in bed together. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Rock This Town
Performed by The Stray Cats
Composed by Brian Setzer
Published by Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
Courtesy of EMI America Records and Arista Records, Ltd.
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S10 Reviews: Private School (1983)
2 January 2006 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

Christine (the gorgeous Phoebe Cates) attends Cherryvale, a school for girls. She's dating Jim (Matthew Modine) from the local boy's school. Jim and his pals are always up to no good with many hare-brain schemes in their sexually deprived minds to infiltrate the school and see a bit of flesh. When Christine and Jim decide to go away for the weekend the real fun begins.

'Private School' is my favorite of all the teen comedies of the 80's. It's not rocket science but it's a lot of fun and worth a laugh or two. Acting: * * * (Very Good) Writing / Direction: * * (OK) Technical Design: * * (OK) Music: * * * * (Excellent)

If you liked 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' and 'Porky's' you may enjoy this one too.


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