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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.
In his first scene, Robin Williams is standing in front of a blackboard. Behind him, are written on the blackboard in chalk, the words "Susser 1969". In 1969, Williams graduated from Redwood High School, Larkspur, and then continued at College of Marin, Kentfield... ...
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.
In the scene where Skylar and Will are sitting at a table with the chess players behind them, the white noise in the background of the shot lessens for Will's line "and I can't play the piano" and the intensifies again afterwards. If you listen closely, you can tell that the one line is a voice over.
At the end of the credits, the film is dedicated to the memory of poet Allen Ginsberg and writer William S. Burroughs, both of whom died in 1997.
$272,912 (USA) (5 December 1997)
$138,339,411 (USA) (24 July 1998)
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