R | | Drama
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.
Casey Affleck ad-libbed most of his lines. This frustrated Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Gus Van Sant during filming, but they later admitted that Casey's improvised lines were much funnier and better than what had been originally written for him.
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 is in court for assaulting an officer, he is talking and the opposing lawyer stands up and says "your honor" but his mouth never moves.
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.
$10,261,471 (USA) (11 January 1998)
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