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.
When the project was in turnaround at Castle Rock, Ben Affleck showed the script to Kevin Smith while working with him on Chasing Amy (1997), which led to Smith and Scott Mosier coming on board as producers. Chasing Amy (1997) also featured cameos by Casey Affleck and Matt Damon.
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 Will and Chuckie are in the Harvard bar, Chuckie states "So this is a Harvard bar.", implying they've never been there before. Seconds earlier, they all seem to know the bouncer's name at the door.
Throughout the end credits, Will's car is driving down the highway.
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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