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.
The location of the boat painting in Sean's office changes from being on the window to being on a shelf.
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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