R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the heady days of campus activism in the late 1960's. 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.
What's Stanley Kramer up to now? What he does best. Like frankness. And boldness. And the brutal honesty to tackle the gut questions of our time. This time he gets into the violent upheaval on America's campuses. Frankly. Boldly. Honestly. Like no one else has done before. Like only Stanley Kramer can.
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According to Ann Margret in her autobiography, it was very hard for her to perform the nudity scenes. See more
Prof. F.W.J. 'Paco' Perez
"Lickety split"? Where do you get your vocabulary?
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
We Don't Know Where We're Goin'
Written by Barry De Vorzon
, Perry Botkin Jr.
Additional lyrics by Melanie
Performed by Melanie
Courtesy of Buddah Records See more