The Seniors

The Seniors (sometimes The Senior or simply Seniors) is a 1978 American comedy film about four college seniors who open a bogus sex clinic, which unexpectedly mushrooms into a multimillion-dollar business. Directed by Rod Amateau, the films features Dennis Quaid in one of his earliest roles and Alan Reed (the original voice of Fred Flintstone) in his final film appearance.

The Seniors
Directed byRod Amateau
Produced byStanley Shapiro
Carter DeHaven
Screenplay byStanley Shapiro
StarringGary Imhoff
Jeffrey Byron
Dennis Quaid
Lou Richards
Priscilla Barnes
Music byPatrick Williams
CinematographyRobert Jessup
Edited byGuy Scarpitta
Senior Pictures Inc.
Distributed byCinema Shares International Distribution
Release date
  • June 30, 1978 (1978-06-30)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


The film opens with a title card that jokingly claims that Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Steve McQueen, Al Pacino, Burt Reynolds, Ryan O'Neal, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, and Charles Bronson are the stars of the film. This is followed by a cartoon professor delivering the line "ooh all these big stars, not one of them is in the picture."

Ben (Gary Imhoff), Larry (Jeffrey Byron), Alan (Dennis Quaid) and Steve (Lou Richards) are college seniors who are terrified at the prospect of working for a living. They create a plan to support themselves as graduate research students by getting a foundation grant to study sexuality in college-age women.



The film was released in 1978 with an MPAA rating of R.

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