Harvard Man (2001)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama

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




  • Sarah Michelle Gellar in Harvard Man (2001)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar and Adrian Grenier in Harvard Man (2001)
  • Rebecca Gayheart and Sarah Michelle Gellar in Harvard Man (2001)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar and Adrian Grenier in Harvard Man (2001)
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  • Joey Lauren Adams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Adrian Grenier in Harvard Man (2001)

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12 July 2003 | conace21
| Average
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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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.


Cindy Bandolini: You really should loosen up and try to have a little fun, it'll be good for ya.
Kelly Morgan: Oh I know how to have fun.
Cindy Bandolini: What's that suppose to mean?
Kelly Morgan: Whatever you want it to mean.
Cindy Bandolini: Your a little weird aren't you, I thought FBI agents were suppose to be straight.
Kelly Morgan: We are...


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.

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)


String Sextet No. 1 in B Flat Major, Op. 18
Composed by
Johannes Brahms
Adapted and Arranged by Ryan Shore


Plot Summary


Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller

Box Office


$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,425 19 May 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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