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Harvard Man (2001)

A basketball player strikes a deal with the mob to fix a basketball game.

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Alan Jensen
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Chesney Cort
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Teddy Carter
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Andrew Bandolini
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Marcus Blake
Mike Vetere ...
Russell (as Michael Aparo)
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Mario
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Dr. Reese
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Coach Preston
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Kenner
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Connie
Landy Cannon ...
Butch
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College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to discover their true identity. Written by Anonymous

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Passion, Seduction, Deception


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Rated R for drug use, language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 August 2001 (France)  »

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Harvard Story  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,425 (USA) (17 May 2002)

Gross:

$56,007 (USA) (13 September 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Leonardo DiCaprio was initially set to star. See more »

Goofs

The outdoor scenes would indicate mid summer when basketball season is in the middle of winter. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Morgan: Why don't you tell me what you have to tell me and I'll do my best.
Cindy Bandolini: Why don't you suck my dick?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 1 (2015) See more »

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Redtape
Written by Michael Villano, Gregory DeLorentis
Performed by Mike V
Courtesy of Russell Entertainment, Inc.
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style overwhelms movie
17 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Alan Jensen (Adrian Grenier) is the star basketball player at Harvard. They're not that good in a league nobody cares about other than gamblers. His girlfriend Cindy Bandolini (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is the daughter of a mob boss. He's also sleeping with his philosophy professor Chesney Cort (Joey Lauren Adams). Alan's parents lose their home in a tornado. Cindy offers him a way to make money fast by shaving points. Instead of her father, she borrows money from her father's associates Teddy Carter (Eric Stoltz) and Kelly Morgan (Rebecca Gayheart). Unbeknownst to her, they're actually FBI agents.

The visual style and dialog mannerisms overwhelm the plot. The classical music, quick paced speaking patterns, and camera work leaves this struggling to flow properly. It never has a chance to breathe. The actors are good for a more natural style but they're not great enough to pull this off. The movie is simply trying too hard.


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