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Private School (1983)

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Chris from a girls' boarding school loves Jim from a nearby boys' boarding school. Jordan also wants Jim and plays dirty. Jim and 2 friends visit the girls' school posing as girls.

Director:

Noel Black

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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 ... Rita
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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the short cheer leading sequence was "Cheer Number 69, Rickety Rackety" and featured singer-choreographer Paula Abdul as one of the cheer-leaders. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[first lines]
Christine Ramsey: "Her nipples now so erect they seem to reach out for him. Then, in one quick movement, he took her full inside his mouth." Listen to this.
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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 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Da Da Da
Performed by Trio
Composed by Stephan Remmler (as Stephen Remmler) and Gert 'Kralle' Krawinkel (as Kralle)
Published by Francis, Day and Hunter GmbH and Colgems-EMI Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc.
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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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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

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,411,861, 31 July 1983

Gross USA:

$14,049,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,049,540
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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