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Harvard Man (2001)

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

Director:

James Toback

Writer:

James Toback

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Grenier ... Alan Jensen
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Cindy Bandolini
Joey Lauren Adams ... Chesney Cort
Eric Stoltz ... Teddy Carter
Rebecca Gayheart ... Kelly Morgan
Gianni Russo ... Andrew Bandolini
Ray Allen ... Marcus Blake
Mike Vetere ... Russell (as Michael Aparo)
Scottie Epstein Scottie Epstein ... Mario
John Neville ... Dr. Reese
Polly Shannon ... Juliet
Phillip Jarrett ... Coach Preston
Adam Bloch ... Kenner
Lauren Collis Lauren Collis ... Connie
Landy Cannon ... Butch
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Harvard Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,425, 19 May 2002

Gross USA:

$56,653

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,653
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Selma Blair and Rachel McAdams were two of several actresses who spoke to Vanity Fair magazine in Oct. 2017 about sexual harassment they suffered at the hands of director James Toback. Blair and McAdams, who were just starting their careers and admittedly naive, said their experiences occurred during meetings to discuss Harvard Man. He terrified Blair by claiming he could have her parents killed. Then bullied her into taking her clothes off and performing sexual acts. He tried the same with McAdams, but she refused and left the hotel. Years later when actresses started speaking out about Toback's harassment (over 200 to date), he denied all accusations and said he never met any of them, including Blair and McAdams. See more »

Goofs

The type and amount of clouds change in the final scene of the movie when the family walks to the river and get their pictures taken by Alan. 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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Alternate Versions

On The DVD there is an Alternate Opening Scene. The only major difference being that the sex scene between Cindy & Alan is more graphic (you see more naked shots of Alan, which were not in the original version) See more »

Connections

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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Average
12 July 2003 | by conace21See all my reviews

The beginning of this movie is weak, and overly simplistic, especially the early scenes with the Cindy's father. The most amusing part is the fling in the forest, where Sarah Michelle Gellar's sexiness is notable. However, it gets better. You feel the guy's confusion in his head, his mindset, and the overall suspense picks up. The biggest disappointment is it ends abruptly. The plot could have been carried on even further, I believe.


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