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.
Sean's office is set up like a baseball diamond, with four chairs representing the bases, and a table in the middle, like a pitcher's mound. This is most noticeable during the Carlton Fisk homerun reenactment.
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 Sean and Will are hugging in Sean's office, the first shot shows a diagonal hug and then the second shot immediately after shows a round the waist hug.
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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