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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

Genres:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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". See more »

Goofs

Crewmember reflected on the metallic outer door of Jordan's shower. 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

The TV version adds footage deleted from the theatrical release:
  • A scene of Christine and Jim having dinner at the hotel they've come to lose their virginity at.
  • Shots of Jim and Christine taking turns jogging from their car into a drugstore to buy condoms.
  • The scene at the end where the girls moon Miss Dutchbok is replaced by a shot where the girls moon her wearing their underwear instead.
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Connections

Featured in Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

All The Time
Performed by Earl Klugh
Composed by Earl Klugh
Published by Accoustic Lady Music, Inc.
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Not a great movie, butt...
23 July 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

And I mean butts. Three of the best rears to grace the movies are shown in this one. Betsy Russell, Brinke Stevens, and Phoebe Cates (hers may have been a body double--but it looked like I had always imagined Phoebe's would look like) show us the goods, and they are good!

There are also some funny gags that not only the boys play on the girls, but also the girls play on each other and on the school faculty.

All the "established" actors are doing their best to drag this movie out of the muck and they just barely do it. (If you want to see how bad teen sex movies can get, just watch "ScrewBalls" and you will see that this movie is really a cut above)

Overall a pretty good "Animal House" rip-off that works much better.


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