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.
This is the first film in which the top billed actor (excluding films in which the cast is billed alphabetically) wins an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
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.
While at the race track, Skylar, while rooting on her dog, mentions that it is winning the race. However, the camera cuts to the race and the "2" dog overtakes the leader and wins. She then states how happy she is that she won.
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)