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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
John McLiam ...
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 ...
Estella
Teda Bracci ...
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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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"Call me back later...I'm in conference with one of my students!" See more »

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26 April 1971 (Denmark)  »

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Bunalim  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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When I Get Home To You
Written by Barry De Vorzon & Perry Botkin Jr.
Performed by Chris Morgan
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Outstanding Tony Quinn Performance
25 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

R.P.M. is completely out-dated in today's Me, Myself, and I society. However, in the revolutionary times of the 1960s and early 1970s, R.P.M. was an excellent portrayal of the college "scene" of those times.

Anthony Quinn gives one of his finest "latter" years roles as F.W.J. "Paco" Perez. Quinn's character is a liberal fighting, social changing sociology professor who has earned the respect of the rebellious student population at his university. The students want changes now, but are unwilling to compromise. Stanley Kramer shows that there were "no easy" solutions to the various generational problems for the times. Ann-Margret is in her "sexiest" prime, but also shines as a Perez "grupie". Also, Gary Lockwood as the militant student leader gives a creditable performance.

Revolutions Per Minute is a great trip down memory lane and helps capture the atmosphere of 1970.


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