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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:
... Christine
... Jordan
... Jim
... Bubba
... Miss Dutchbok
... Betsy
... Chauncey
... Ms. Copuletta
Jonathan Prince ... Roy
Kari Lizer ... Rita
Richard Stahl ... Mr. Flugel
Julie Payne ... Coach Whelan
... Mr. Leigh-Jensen
... Birdie Fallmouth
Bill Wray ... Bandleader
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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

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29 July 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Private School... for Girls  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,411,861, 31 July 1983

Gross USA:

$14,049,540
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The customized Californian license plate of the Rolls Royce vehicle owned by Chauncey (Ray Walston) read "LEI-JEN". See more »

Goofs

When the coach yells out "illegal use of the hands" to someone out on the dance floor, she gives the wrong corresponding hand signal. She makes the gesture for "holding" instead. 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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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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Bearable and bare-able!
15 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was one I enjoyed in High School (and College) to see some T&A. Phoebe Cates plays Christine Ramsey, Matthew Modine plays Jim. He loves Chris, and Chris loves him. Enter Jordan Lee Jensen, played by Betsy Russell. She has the hots for Jim so she tries to break them up. In the meantime, you have plenty of T&A as Bubba tries to score and ends up in the girls shower. Sure, the plot is thin, the humor is thin, but Betsy Russell is so HOT! Probably the best scene is Russell riding topless on a horse. Even clothed this woman begs the male eye to revel and take in every inch of her skin. It's not Fast Times at Ridgemont High (also starring Cates) or The Breakfast Club--but Private School for Girls got me through those years when I wanted to see a lot of T&A. It is finally on DVD (much to the chagrin of Phoebe Cates), fully restored and in letterbox format to make the shower scene all the more pleasurable. It was about time, considering that lame movies like Night Patrol, Night of the Living Dead II and the Party Animal being put on DVD. In any case, I am truly sorry, Phoebe. However, the fans demanded it and Universal finally responded.


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