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R.P.M. (1970)

R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. ... See full summary »

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Prof. F.W.J. 'Paco' Perez
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Rhoda
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Rossiter
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Steve Dempsey
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Police Chief Henry J. Thatcher
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Hewlett
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Brown
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Rev. Blauvelt
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Dean George Cooper
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Perry Howard
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Coach McCurdy
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Ines Pedroza ...
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Linda Meiklejohn ...
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R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. Radical students take over the college, the president resigns, and Quinn's character, who has always been a champion of student activism, is appointed president. As the students continue to push the envelope of revolution, Quinn's character is faced with the challenge of restoring order or abetting the descent into anarchy. Written by Silents Fan

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The campus revolution as told from both sides...for a change. But is it about time? See more »

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26 April 1971 (Denmark)  »

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Bunalim  »

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According to Ann Margret in her autobiography, it was very hard for her to perform the nudity scenes. See more »

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Prof. F.W.J. 'Paco' Perez: "Lickety split"? Where do you get your vocabulary?
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Crazy Credits

As the opening credits roll, the screen flips like a coin-like wipe with the text appearing in the center of the "coin". See more »

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Referenced in Eva, limpia como los chorros del oro (1977) See more »

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We Don't Know Where We're Goin'
Written by Barry De Vorzon, Perry Botkin Jr. & Melanie
Performed by Melanie
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Performed with plastic conviction
15 February 2004 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Campus radicals threaten to take over their university; newly-appointed campus president Anthony Quinn attempts to act as a mediator between the angry kids and the stuffy deans. Dated, talky rabble-rouser from esteemed director Stanley Kramer, working from a weak script by "Love Story" author Erich Segal. Segal doesn't lend much insight into the students or their demands, but Kramer gets a pretty good performance from Quinn, trying hard in a hopeless role. Ann-Margret has a small but colorful part playing Quinn's girlfriend. Otherwise, what might have been a fairly timely melodrama is instead tired, drab, and ultimately pointless. *1/2 from ****


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