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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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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

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Though the film was officially called "Private School" the picture is commonly also known as "Private School...for girls" due to its movie poster which adds a subtitle "...for girls" under the title. See more »

Goofs

During the beach scene with Jim (Matthew Modine) and Chris (Phoebe Cates), gaffers tape is visible on Phoebe's left breast. See more »

Quotes

Miss Dutchbok: [Jordan is riding a horse with her top open until another girl rides over and pulls Jordan's top off completely, leaving her topless] That's the finest example of bareback riding I've ever seen.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Nasty Girl
Performed by Vanity 6
Composed by Vanity
Published by Girlsongs
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great shower scene
3 August 2003 | by See 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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