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.
Matt Damon was twenty-six when the movie was filmed. His character, Will, was twenty.
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.
In the novelty shop, as Skylar delivers the line "in the end, my brain is going to be worth $250,000", she picks up the "magic wand" with her right hand. Immediately after, when the camera shows her from the front, it is in her left hand.
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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