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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
The phone number printed on the sign for the construction company, that they are working for, is the actual phone number of a Woburn, Massachusetts construction company that Matt Damon worked for while going to high school in Cambridge.
Mod fx... squared... dx. So please finish Parceval, by next time. I know many of you had this as undergraduates, but it won't hurt to brush up.
When Will is seen driving to Stanford during the closing credits, the sign on a bridge over the highway says "Prospect St., Stockbridge", which points to him being on Rt. 90 west (MassPike). This means Will was taking an 18-mile/1-hour detour through upstate NY and Cleveland, Ohio, as the faster way to go (according to Google Maps) is via Rt. 84 south through Connecticut. However, prior to Google Maps (and indeed even today), most people driving from Boston to San Francisco take the direct route of I-90 to Chicago and then I-80 from there. In spite of Google Maps, due to higher speed limits, Will's route is actually the faster route.
Throughout the end credits, Will's car is driving down the highway.
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