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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

The nick-name the college boys had for the girls' shower room was "The Promised Land". See more »

Goofs

At the beginning when Jim, Roy and Bubba are standing atop each other to peek into Jordan's shower, you can barely see the wire supporting Michael Zorek's (Bubba) right shoulder, and you can see the wire pulling on his coat. See more »

Quotes

Christine Ramsey: Bets, have you ever really done it, all the way?
Betsy: Well, yes and no.
Christine Ramsey: Wha'd you mean yes and no? Don't you know?
Betsy: Bubba says we did it once and it was very good for both of us, but I was passed out I don't remember a thing.
Christine Ramsey: Well, it's not gonna be like that for me. What else does Bubba say?
Betsy: He says that I had three orgasms, that I begged him for mercy, and that I've never seen a man so well endowed.
Christine Ramsey: Well is he?
Betsy: Is he what?
Christine Ramsey: Is he well endowed?
Betsy: I don't really know. I mean not first hand. Just from ...
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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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Great shower scene
3 August 2003 | by jsmilkovichSee all my reviews

Rent this movie for the shower scene, you'll love it (though not as good as the one in "Hellhole"). Voyeurism is rampant in this flick... I loved Betsy Russell's character the most. A very funny movie and definitely worth spending $$ on.


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