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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 ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Betsy: I'm gonna give Bubba another chance.
Christine Ramsey: After what he did?
Betsy: What the hell. If I'm gonna forgive Bubba you can forgive Jim. Compared to Bubba Jim's a saint.
Christine Ramsey: Compared to Bubba anybody's a saint.
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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 Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Li'l Red Riding Hood
Performed by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
Composed by Ronald Blackwell
Published by Fred Rose Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc.
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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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