R | | Drama, Romance
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 script was originally developed by Castle Rock, Rob Reiner's production company. When they didn't know what to do with it, Kevin Smith took the script to Miramax. It became the highest grossing film in Miramax history, until Chicago (2002) topped it.
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.
Sean's sandwich order is just "a couple of sandwiches." Unless the brasserie serves only one kind of sandwich, the order is much too vague. However, it is established that Sean frequents this location many times due to his familiarity with the people there. It is understandable that the owner knew Sean well enough to know what he was talking about.
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.
In the television version, Skylar tells a different joke in the bar scene with Will and his "brothers." Instead of the "kiss me" joke, she tells one about a man who is falling from a cliff.
$10,261,471 (USA) (11 January 1998)
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