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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 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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Taglines:

Passion, Seduction, Deception


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Sarah Michelle Gellar was James Toback's first choice for Cindy Bandolini. 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 »

Quotes

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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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 »

Soundtracks

Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 13
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Adapted and Arranged by Ryan Shore
Performed by Lee Musiker, piano
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Just the facts
29 November 2002 | by sassygirl_pieSee all my reviews

MOVIE RATING> Okay and with a definite 'skip it' ticket unless you see it on DVD (see reasons below).



FACTS> movie had in my opinion terrible casting. The only character that resonated through the screen was Sarah Michelle Gellars. The worst one was Gayhearts. Her FBI role should have gone to someone more suitable and more believable. The bisexual element added was ridiculous and can I please know who was turned on by that?

DVD Worth it?

Yes. Without a doubt this is one of the movies that you should never see without a guiding light. And who is this light? The director himself. I am a big fan of commentary but when a movie is misunderstood or not liked its often a good idea to check out the commentary. Hearing the directors vision made the storyline more believable. On my second time viewing the movie I found it *PLEASANT* and *INTERESTING*.

So for this one save the rental: BUY THE DVD. Worth it, especially in other countries where you get extra, extra features.

SassyGirl_Pie


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Harvard Man 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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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