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.
Morgan O'Malley says that the crew has run into a "barney" at the Harvard bar. Barney is Boston slang for a Harvard student.
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.
The position of the mop handle when Professor Lambeau catches Will solving the formula. From Will's perspective the handle is always leaning against the wall; from the professor's perspective it is in the air.
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 theatrical release, Chuckie gets angry with Morgan for using his little league baseball glove as "clean up." However in the TV version, Chuckie ends the scene with a curt "Why don't you do what you're doin' at your house." Also, when Will is with the first psychiatrist, the mention of "putting from the rough" is deleted.
$10,261,471 (USA) (11 January 1998)
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