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R.P.M. (1970)

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. ... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley Kramer

Writer:

Erich Segal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quinn ... Prof. F.W.J. 'Paco' Perez
Ann-Margret ... Rhoda
Gary Lockwood ... Rossiter
Paul Winfield ... Steve Dempsey
Graham Jarvis ... Police Chief Henry J. Thatcher
Alan Hewitt ... Hewlett
Ramon Bieri ... Brown
John McLiam ... Rev. Blauvelt
Don Keefer ... Dean George Cooper
Donald Moffat ... Perry Howard
Norman Burton ... Coach McCurdy
John Zaremba ... President Tyler
Ines Pedroza Ines Pedroza ... Estella
Teda Bracci Teda Bracci ... Student
Linda Meiklejohn Linda Meiklejohn ... Student
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Storyline

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. Written by Silents Fan

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A new kind of contemporary college movie See more »

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Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1971 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Bunalım See more »

Filming Locations:

Stockton, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stanley Kramer always referred to this film in interviews as his least favorite and least successful of the films he has directed. See more »

Quotes

Prof. F.W.J. 'Paco' Perez: "Lickety split"? Where do you get your vocabulary?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Eva, limpia como los chorros del oro (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

We Don't Know Where We're Goin'
Written by Barry De Vorzon, Perry Botkin Jr. & Melanie
Additional lyrics by Melanie
Performed by Melanie
Courtesy of Buddah Records
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Outstanding Tony Quinn Performance
25 November 2005 | by BachlorinParadiseSee all my reviews

R.P.M. is completely out-dated in today's Me, Myself, and I society. However, in the revolutionary times of the 1960s and early 1970s, R.P.M. was an excellent portrayal of the college "scene" of those times.

Anthony Quinn gives one of his finest "latter" years roles as F.W.J. "Paco" Perez. Quinn's character is a liberal fighting, social changing sociology professor who has earned the respect of the rebellious student population at his university. The students want changes now, but are unwilling to compromise. Stanley Kramer shows that there were "no easy" solutions to the various generational problems for the times. Ann-Margret is in her "sexiest" prime, but also shines as a Perez "grupie". Also, Gary Lockwood as the militant student leader gives a creditable performance.

Revolutions Per Minute is a great trip down memory lane and helps capture the atmosphere of 1970.


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