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.
Anthony Minghella was offered the role of Henry Lipkin, but scheduling conflicts kept him from taking the 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.
When Profr. Lambeau is looking at Sean through the glass in the door in his classroom, his mouth doesn't match what he is saying.
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)