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Private School


Christine (Phoebe Cates), a student at an exclusive all-girls private school, is in love with Jim, who attends an academy for boys nearby…

Release Year: 1983

Rating: 4.8/10 (2,475 voted)

Noel Black

Stars: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine

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.

Writers: Dan Greenburg, Suzanne O'Malley


Phoebe Cates

Christine Ramsey

Betsy Russell

Jordan Leigh-Jenson

Matthew Modine

Jim Green

Michael Zorek

Bubba Beauregard

Fran Ryan

Miss Dutchbok

Kathleen Wilhoite


Ray Walston


Sylvia Kristel

Ms. Regina Copoletta

Jonathan Prince


Kari Lizer


Richard Stahl

Mr. Flugel

Julie Payne

Coach Whelan

Frank Aletter

Mr. Leigh-Jensen

Frances Bay

Birdie Fallmouth

Bill Wray


You won't believe what goes on and what comes off in … Private School

Release Date: 29 July 1983

Filming Locations: Cheviot Hills Recreation Center – 2551 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $4,411,861
(31 July 1983)
(1024 Screens)

Gross: $14,049,540
(5 September 1983)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Several of Rick Springfield's band members play the band at the school dance early in the movie. Jack White is the drummer and was at one time married to Peg Bundy herself, Katey Sagal.


During the riding class, in one shot Jordan can be seen riding with a hat on, topless. In the next shot, the hat is gone and her hair is down.


Christine Ramsey:
Jordan thinks that length is the most important. What do you think?

I think width.

Christine Ramsey:
Why width?

Because Jordan thinks length.

User Review

Phoebe Cates and Betsy Russell

Rating: 10/10

The movie was funny.But let's face it.I,like how many other guys went
to see this movie for Phoebe Cates,who is a definite 10 herself.But
then we see this vision riding horseback! Betsy Russell is an 11 on a
scale of one to ten.And how many of us knew who she was. Fond memories
of my teenage years.I am sure for many other too.As bad as this may
sound to some,Phoebe Cates is the girl you would marry,and Betsy
Russell the mistress.Both incredible beauties.Betsy Russell exudes SEX
APPEAL.Phoebe Cates the pretty,wholesome girl next door.As for the rest
of the cast does anyone even care. Matthew Modine for instance,was and
has always been the stereotypical Nerd that tried to pull off the cool
jock type.What a lucky guy to have worked with two amazing beauties.The
seen with Betsy getting massaged by Matthew was a classic,the way she
giggled and gyrated was something to behold.I am not sure if I have
seen anyone sexier.between that scene and the horse back riding.This
lady shows her true talents.If any of you guys want to see true sex
appeal at it's finest.This is the ticket!!!!!!!!!!!