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Harvard Man (2001)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Jensen
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Teddy Carter
Andrew Bandolini
Ray Allen ...
Marcus Blake
Mike Vetere ...
Russell (as Michael Aparo)
Dr. Reese
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 August 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Harvard Story  »

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Box Office


$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$56,007 (USA) (13 September 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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The entire movie was shot in 20 days. See more »


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


Alan Jensen: I want to start looking out more and get away from just looking in-- contemplating the navel of my own void-- I want to look out at the world and see it and seize it and maybe even enrich it.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 1 (2015) See more »


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You'll never look at the FBI the same way again
15 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie has an unintentionally ridiculous plot involving tri-sexual FBI agents, mobsters, a hot blonde philosophy professor, high stakes gambling, a natural disaster, and a cameo appearance by Al Franken. Interspersed with these things are characters tripping on drugs or philosophizing as college freshmen do, at great length.

Leading man Adrian Grenier has gotten handsomer since he made this movie; he grew into his looks. He did a good job acting, especially considering how young he appears to be here and the oddness of the material.

I was expecting the movie to be more offensive because the director has a reputation for doing unspeakable things to females in life, and given his other movies. This movie just appears to be a drug-fueled, delusional, freshman fantasy, but not as enjoyable as that sounds.

The fact that this director was given several movies to direct after this, each more offensive than the next, is disturbing.

Notes for the sensitive: The movie opens with footage from a sex scene and there are several more throughout. Plenty of drug usage too.

Some people have commented on the oddness of the colors in the movie but I just saw it on Showtime and found those to be normal, except for the brown river water in Boston. Maybe the colors were corrected or maybe there are colors only some people can see, like dog whistles.

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