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Private School
Private School
Actors: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Michael Zorek, Fran Ryan
Director: Noel Black
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2007     1hr 29min

Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 03/06/2007 Run time: 89 minutes Rating: R


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Actors: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Michael Zorek, Fran Ryan
Director: Noel Black
Creators: Walter Lassally, Fred A. Chulack, Don Enright, Lane Maloney, R. Ben Efraim, Dan Greenburg, Suzanne O'Malley
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/06/2007
Original Release Date: 07/29/1983
Theatrical Release Date: 07/29/1983
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 17
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French
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Keith A. (Keefer522)
Reviewed on 8/12/2013...
Phoebe Cates (siiiigh....!) followed up her epic turn in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" with this plotless, generic sex comedy centered around the horny student bodies at an exclusive girls' academy, and the guys from the boys' school next door who love them. There's no story to speak of but there's plenty of half naked girls, a great early '80s new wave soundtrack and plenty of cheap laughs. Fun in a "retro" kind of way if you grew up sneaking peeks at these movies on late night HBO like I did.
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Betsy Russell - Unbelievable
helms8 | CA | 07/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're looking for gratuitous T&A, this is one of the best of all time. Betsy Russell in this movie might quite possibly be the most stunning performance by any actress ever. Her bareback horseriding scene, the seduction scene, and the stained clothes so I better take them off and let them soak scene are all nothing short of awe inspiring. Add that to a bunch or other bombshell schoolgirls walking around naked (the shower scene is just... wow), plus the fact you've got Phoebe Cates staring and I don't know what more you could ask for in this type of movie. Plotwise it's also pretty amusing with many laugh out load moments (although it's hard to stay focused on that with what you're looking at)."
Mmmmm Betsy Russel
Monty Moonlight | TX | 03/01/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I'm giving this movie 3 stars, purely for Betsy Russel, not that Phoebe Cates doesn't deserve some hottie points too. But man, I remember watching this as a kid on USA, and even late at night on CBS, falling in love with Betsy Russel and dying to see this movie unedited. I finally rented it recently and the shower scene is to die for! Not enough Betsy Russel skin but everything else was sweet! Did she come out in anything else? Anyway, watch this movie if you just want to see a stupid, hot 80's movie! This is as legendary as Cheryl Smith's Cinderella, which I have yet to see again since I was a kid watching it on scrambled Cinemax."
Truly awful why the 3 stars?
Carlos | NJ | 03/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I have fond memories of being a horny 13 year old and catching Private School on cable back in the mid-80's and it had always been a movie I longed to see have a DVD release. Well...that day has finally arrived and I'm here to tell you that I must have been dumb as a rock at 13 cuz Private School might be one of the worst pieces of drek to crawl out of the 80's teen sex comedy toilet you'll ever see...and it's wonderful. See, movies can sometimes be an entirely subjective thing if you have memories attatched to them. Viewing this film nearly 25 years later I was instantly transported back to my teenage years and I spent more time reminiscing about the 80's, my first crush, the kids I hung out with, etc. than paying attention to the flick. That's not a bad thing really. The script is atrocious, the actors are painfully unfunny (especially the guy who plays Bubba who I recall stinking up a lot of these teen movies) and the cheese-ometer gets cranked up a few notches when a song sung by Phoebe Cates plays over a montage that makes Baywatch look classy.
Which brings me to Phoebe Cates...the sole reason this film even exists. Has there ever been another actress whose good looks radiate charisma when she herself is'nt really doing much of anything? Don't get me wrong she turned out to be a fine actress and her previous film "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" is about a zillion times better than Private School but truth is Phoebe Cates might have the most beautiful face ever committed to film (which may explain why the Phoebe-Cult continued to this day).
And's Betsy Russelll who delivers the goods, who actually provides Private School with it's truly sexy moments. Just watch the scene where she tries to seduce Matthew Modine by flaunting her perfectly toned legs in his face and tell me that she might not be the queen seductress of all time.
So if you've never seen this movie (and you're under 30) you'll probably wonder what all the fuss was about but if you remember 1983 and you remember waiting on line to play Pac-Man at the arcade, chances are you love this film for reasons good taste can't explain."