MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 557 this week

The Harrad Experiment (1973)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  11 May 1973 (USA)
4.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.5/10 from 537 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 10 critic

At Harrad College, where controversial coed living situations are established, the students are forced to confront their sexuality in ways that society previously shunned. Part of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 27 Dec 2010
 
a list of 319 titles
created 20 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1200 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
a list of 294 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 5070 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Harrad Experiment (1973)

The Harrad Experiment (1973) on IMDb 4.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Harrad Experiment.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Roar (1981)
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ravening jungle beasts assemble in flocks to invade an otherwise quiet home where they chase humans up and down stairways and from one room to another.

Director: Noel Marshall
Stars: Tippi Hedren, Noel Marshall, Melanie Griffith
Zachariah (1971)
Certificate: GP Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two gunfighters separate and experience surreal visions on their journey through the west.

Director: George Englund
Stars: John Rubinstein, Patricia Quinn, Don Johnson
Whiffs (1975)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A private applies to be a test subject for the military's new chemical weapons program. After many tests he decides to use his knowledge on chemical warfare to rob banks. He will need a partner, though.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Elliott Gould, Eddie Albert, Harry Guardino
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Compton
Stars: Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Robin Mattson
Foxfire Light (1982)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A spoiled rich girl used to getting her way comes up against a rancher who won't be intimidated by her.

Director: Allen Baron
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Tippi Hedren, Faye Grant
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An ex-Marine who was hired to train Iraqi soldiers to fight Iran returns to Iraq as a CIA agent to free his brother, who has been imprisoned there by a renegade general.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Tommy Hinkley, Hanna Azoulay Hasfari
Nightkill (1980)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The wife of a wealthy industrialist finds herself caught-up in a web of intrigue & murder which was created by her own deceit. When she tries to escape the results of her actions, she too ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jaclyn Smith, Mike Connors
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Artemio Marquez
Stars: Nora Aunor, Cocoy Laurel, Rebecca Del Rio
4 Faces (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A southern pastor under fire, a father with an addicted son, an SS man in South America and a holocaust survivor in four tales, portrayed by the same actor.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Eugene Butler, Gabriel Dell Jr., Lane Garrison
Blood Relic (Video 2005)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A group of college kids hired to help open an aviation museum on a closed U.S. military airbase accidentally unearth an ancient artifact which unleashes an evil spirit whom possesses them one by one making the host kill off the rest.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen
Stars: Billy Drago, Joshua Park, Jennifer Lauren Grant
The City (TV Movie 1977)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Matt and Scott are two detectives trying to catch a crazy guy who has a beef with a country singer. Banks' problem with country singer, Wes Collins, is that Wes punched him in the face when... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Hart
Stars: Robert Forster, Don Johnson, Ward Costello
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
Director: Fernando Siro
Stars: John Russell, Tippi Hedren, Mala Powers
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Philip Tenhausen
...
Margaret Tenhausen
...
...
Harry Schacht (as B. Kirby Jr.)
Laurie Walters ...
Sheila Grove
Victoria Thompson ...
Beth Hillyer
...
Wilson
Robert Middleton ...
Sidney Bower
...
Jack
...
Barbara (as Sharon Taggart)
Maggie Wellman ...
Cynthia
Michael Greene ...
Yoga Instructor
Ron Kolman ...
Evan
Eric Server ...
Workman
Robert C. Ross ...
Workman
Edit

Storyline

At Harrad College, where controversial coed living situations are established, the students are forced to confront their sexuality in ways that society previously shunned. Part of the experiment is to pair incompatible members of the opposite sex as roommates in order to make them shun the traditional concept of monogamy. The film's primary two "couples" are the sex-crazed Stanley and ultra-timid Sheila, and insecure Harry and liberated Beth. In charge of the "experiment" are Prof. Philip Tenhausen and his wife, Margaret, who seem to enjoy the tension they instigate, as well as the graphic sexual episodes that unfold. Written by alfiehitchie & tipsyheadrinse

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The most read book on or off campus is now on screen! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

College  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To the chagrin of the producers and the director, the marijuana plants in the picture turned out to be real. The property master denied any culpability, leaving the producer to conclude that one of the actors must have made a last-minute substitute. See more »

Goofs

Stanley comes in after jogging and his green shirt is obviously sweaty on the back. He surprises Barbara and Stanley in the room and punches Stanley in the face. Stanley goes into the bathroom and when Stanley follows, there is obviously no sweat marks. See more »

Connections

Featured in Famous T & A (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

I Hope I Have Your Love
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Lori Lieberman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hilarious
10 December 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A review that came before me listed top 10 unintentionally funny moments in the film, which I am going to reiterate/add to. It is the only way to truly enjoy the film. Don't read this if you actually want to experience these priceless moments freshly for yourself.

1. The opening credits tree hug.

2. "You don't need to lose any weight."/"Neither do you!" (Then the two kiss passionately)

3. Make-out scene simultanously occurring as a conversation about stamp collecting takes place. By the same people.

4. The fashion and hair!

5. Don Johnson repeatedly in scenes with massive pit stains, without any trace of pre-occurring hard labor. (And then he proceeds to make out with whoever is there.)

6. The redhead girl saying "That was wonderful!" to her roommate, after he punches Stanley after he walked in catching her making out with Stanly.

7. The music really is overly dramatic. Both the score and the acoustic guitar-laden ballads with priceless 70's lyrics, one song sung by Don Johnson himself!

Good points in film:

1. Don Johnson in wonderfully tight clothes and sometimes without them.

2. The enjoyment coming from the whole 70's aesthetic and seeing a story line unfold that is so foreign to our 21st century minds.

3. A way of looking at the feeling of jealousy, and dealing with it, that isn't really presented anymore. I decided to shed some of my own hard feelings regarding relationships after some reconsideration prompted by this film.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The DVD Version jollyrog
Harrad Summer?? ZiggyStar43
melanie? gemsong
Bruno Kirby showed a clip on Letterman back in the early 90's scubadivergeek
Discuss The Harrad Experiment (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?