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Harvard Man is a 2001 film written and directed by James Toback . It had only a limited distribution (and that not until 2003), and received little critical or popular acclaim, although it achieved some success when it was released on video and DVD.
The story concerns Harvard student Alan Jensen (played by Grenier), the point guard of the Harvard basketball team, whose parents lose their house in a tornado. Desperate for $100,000 to replace their home, Alan is approached by his girlfriend Cindy Bandolino (played by Gellar), whose father is a mob boss, to throw the game for the money. She tells Alan that Daddy is doing the deal, but actually she goes to her father's associate, Teddy Carter (played by Stoltz), and Carter's assistant, Kelly Morgan (played by Gayheart) for funding. What she doesn't know is that Carter and Morgan are undercover FBI agents.
Alan throws the game, then trips out on a mega-dose of LSD. There follows a long stretch of the film during which morphing special effects demonstrate Alan's altered state as he is pursued by Carter, while Cindy is collared by Morgan.
Just when it looks like a toss-up as to what will prove his downfall first, the bad trip, the FBI, or the mob, Alan's other girlfriend, Chesney Cort (played by Adams), his philosophy lecturer, saves the day. Not only does she get Alan to a doctor who can bring him down from his monumental high, she reveals that she is in a sexual threesome with Carter and Morgan. Once he gets some photographic evidence for blackmail, Alan is undeservedly free and clear.
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