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The previous year in 1982 actors Ray Walston and Phoebe Cates had both appeared in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) for the same Universal Pictures studio .
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Several of Rick Springfield's band members play the band at the school dance early in the movie.
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Debut cinema movie as a choreographer of Paula Abdul who choreographed the women's aerobic workout.
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Debut theatrical feature film as an actress of Kathleen Wilhoite.
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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.
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The name of the romance novel at the start of the movie which Chris (Phoebe Cates) narrates to her roommate Betsy (Kathleen Wilhoite) was "Storms of Passion". The book appears to be fictitious as there is no author listed on the cover and an internet search for that title comes up empty.
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Actress Betsy Russell is seen in this movie bareback horse-riding topless.
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The name of the exclusive girls-only private school was "Cherryvale Academy" whilst the name of the exclusive boys-only private school was "Freemount Academy".
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According to 'The Film Yearbook 1985', the movie "was supposedly market researched from stem to stern in order to ensure mass teen appeal".
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In promotional materials the two letter "O" characters in the word "school" were formed by using two red heart symbols for the film's "Private School...for girls!" title logo.
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The scene where the Rolls Royce drove into the pool (see filming locations) was filmed only two miles from where The Dirty Sanchez (which is actually called The Garage Motor Club) was filmed in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004).
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Debut theatrical feature film as an actress of Paula Abdul who appears uncredited as a cheer leader.
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The nick-name the college boys had for the girls' shower room was "The Promised Land".
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The sequence where three of the college guys cross-dress in drag to sneak into the girls' private school was a story element later utilized in the later teenpic Sorority Boys (2002).
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Phoebe Cates got cast in the top-billed role in this movie after her successful appearance in another youth movie, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), which had been made and distributed by the same Universal Pictures studio the previous year in 1982.
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Actress Phoebe Cates not only was the top-billed actor but was a performer for the film's soundtrack singing two songs "How Do I Let You Know" and "Just One Touch" the latter in a duet with Bill Wray.
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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.
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The customized Californian license plate of the Rolls Royce vehicle owned by Chauncey (Ray Walston) read "LEI-JEN".
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According to the 80s Rewind website, Sylvia Kristel appeared in Private School "only as a contractual obligation to the producers of this movie. She had previously worked with them in another "Private" movie . . . Private Lessons (1981)".
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Sylvia Kristel's character name was billed in the opening credits and in promotional materials not by her character name of Ms. Regina Copoletta but as 'The Sex Teacher'.
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Actors Michael Zorek, Jonathan Prince and Matthew Modine in one sequence all appear in drag in this movie.
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The nick-name of Christine Ramsey (Phoebe Cates) was "Chris".
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Publicity for Private School (1983) did sometimes, rightly or wrongly, report that it was a sequel to Private Lessons (1981). Both movies had title similarity, the presence of actress Sylvia Kristel, the same producer R. Ben Efraim, and American video distribution through MCA/Universal.
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Star Billing: Phoebe Cates (1st), Betsy Russell (2nd), Matthew Modine (3rd), Michael Zorek (4th), Ray Walston 5th) and Sylvia Kristel (6th).
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Second of two consecutive back-to-back movies with the word "Private" in the title for actress Sylvia Kristel whose had starred in 1981 in the controversial box-office hit Private Lessons (1981).
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Paula Abdul: Uncredited, as a cheer leader.
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Sylvia Kristel: As sex education teacher Ms. Regina Copoletta.
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Martin Mull: Uncredited, as a pharmacist at a drug store
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Brinke Stevens: Uncredited, the scream queen as a school girl.
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