Private Lessons

Synopsis: Phillip Filmore is a naive, 15-year-old, preoccupied with sex, who develops a crush on Nicole Mallow, the new 30-something, French housekeeper and sitter to look after him when Phillip's father is out of town for the summer on a "business" trip. But Mr. Filmore's unscrupulous chauffeur, Lester Lewis, takes advantage of Phillip's crush on Nicole to hire her to seduce the youth, then draws her into a plot to fake her own death in a blackmail scheme aimed to drain Phillip's trust fund.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Alan Myerson
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

Thank you.

I should have gone to camp this summer

just to get away from her.

- How come you didn't?

- How come?

'Cause I gotta go on

this goddamn cruise

with my parents

and my creepy sister

to goddamn Honolulu.

We're gonna learn

the goddamn hula-hula.

Pretty good.

Sherman, would you boys

like something to eat?


Thank you.

- Guess how old she is.

- How old?

I wonder what she looks like.

What do you mean

"what she looks like"?

I mean under her uniform.

My housekeeper?

No, my housekeeper.

Miss Mallow.

You're sick.

You take care of everything

while I'm away, Philly.

You're the man of

the house now, you know.


Philly, I wish

your mother were alive

so she could see how well

you can handle yourself now.

Well, anyway, you listen to Lester and

show the new housekeeper the ropes.

You think you can handle her?

- Right.

- Good.

Lester, for God sakes,

don't treat my luggage like that.

I'm very sorry, Mr. Fillmore.

There are some important things

in there. Are you aware of that?

Yes, I am relentlessly

aware of that, sir.

Thank you, Lester. Well--

So, I guess there's nothing else.

We'll just say good-bye.

Don't do anything I wouldn't do.

Have a good trip, Dad.


What are we stopping here for?

I mean, isn't this

the servant's entrance?


Don't you usually drop me off

in front of the house?



So, this time I didn't.

Will you be getting out

here then, Philly?

Thank you, Philly.


Do you mind if we talk?

What about?

Things in general.

Like what?

I don't know.

Whatever you like.

Like what do you do

with your time?

Not too much, I guess.

What is there for me to do in this area

on my nights off?

I don't know.

There's a movie theater downtown,

a drugstore and a couple

of bars, I guess.

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Dan Greenburg

Dan Greenburg (born June 20, 1936) is an American writer, humorist, and journalist. His more than 70 books have been published in 20 languages in 24 countries. His best-selling books for adults include How to Be a Jewish Mother, How to Make Yourself Miserable, Love Kills, Exes, and How to Avoid Love and Marriage. He writes four series of children's books, The Zack Files, Secrets of Dripping Fang, Maximum Boy, and Weird Planet. more…

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