Director: Noel Black Run Time: 89 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1983
Starring: Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Matthew Modine, Ray Walston, Sylvia Kristel
This March, The Deuce takes you back to school – PRIVATE SCHOOL – for some lessons in love… and lust! Whether smoking in the schoolyard and mocking authority figures, making fools of the drooling horn-toad Freemont School boys, or aerobicizing to the strains of Rick Springfield’s “The American Girl,” the sassy-lassies of ‘Cherryvale School for Girls’ will win your hearts! They OWN this movie!! Ribald! Raucous! Rebellious! Rambunctious!! With a little bit of some Betty/Veronica/Archie/Jughead dynamics sprinkled in the mix… And even able to slip in some unexpected emotional sincerity and heartfelt romance into its juvenile morass of horny-hijinks and cross-dressing shenanigans!!
Titillated teens kept PRIVATE SCHOOL at the Times Square Theatre – and on the Deuce – for over a year – mostly doubled with Cates’s FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH – making Phoebe the unheralded screen-queen of early Eighties 42nd Street… and she sings TWO SONGS in this one!