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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 odd and perplexing line, "I swallowed a bug", said by Morgan (Casey Affleck) in the Harvard bar scene, is a reference to the documentary "Hearts of Darkness", as well as actor Marlon Brando. The behind-the-scenes documentary tells of the making ... ...
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.
Throughout the end credits, Will's car is driving down the highway.
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