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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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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 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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,653, 19 September 2002
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Leonardo DiCaprio was initially set to star. See more »

Goofs

When Chesney meets Kelly in the café, Kelly drinks Coke from a can. When Chesney spills the drinks, Kelly's Coke is in a glass and the can has disappeared. See more »

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Alan Jensen: In the meantime I think I've gotten about as far as I can with general thinking about life-- and sanity, and madness, and death. I think what I need to do is get concrete..find something that I can get good at and something that I can make a living doing.
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Introspective, Intriguing, & Inundated With Intellectual Insight
22 February 2005 | by d00leyn0tedSee all my reviews

I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I put this movie in my DVD player. From the very beginning I was drawn in, as much as one can be when someone is fornicating with Sarah Michelle Gellar while playing music from multiple boom boxes and smoking a blunt. I found the character development intriguing & the casting was superb. I like the choice of protagonist, a lesser-known actor surrounded by more recognizable peers, similar to Donnie Darko. The cinematography was interesting, and the portrayal of the effects of LSD were as accurate as I've ever seen on film, sans Fear & Loathing. The subject matter encompasses vices of many flavors. Never before have I seen promiscuity, gambling, deceit, drug use, and gun play so eloquently infused with the likes of philosophical banter. This movie greatly appealed to my sense of intellect as I often found myself caught in sheer amazement that a film like this had been produced and slipped under my radar for so long. It deals with real life scenarios and subject matter often too taboo to be portrayed ever so causally, a refreshing look at a facet rarely seen. It's abstract intellectualism combined with sex and drug use surely won't appeal to conservative film watchers. This is definitely a film for a niche audience and I applaud James Toback for this peek into real life.


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