R.P.M. is a 1970 American drama film directed by Stanley Kramer, written by Erich Segal and starring Anthony Quinn and Ann-Margret. As the film's poster notes, the title is an acronym for "revolutions per minute", which at the time was a common term for the variable speed of a record player's turntable.


Set against the political turmoil of the 1960s, radical student activists occupy a university's administration building with a list of 12 demands. Unable to resolve the situation, President Tyler resigns, so the Board of Trustees considers a student-made shortlist of recommended professors to take over the job of university president. The board finalizes the choice of Professor F.W.J. "Paco" Perez, despite his radical beliefs, given his close past relationship with students.