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.
The infamous "How do you like them apples?" line that Will (Matt Damon) says at the window was taken verbatim from Jack Nicholson's character in Chinatown (1974).
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 Gerald and Sean are talking in the bar, Gerald's scarf disappears and reappears several times throughout the scene.
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.
Between the Bars
Written and Performed by Elliott Smith
$10,261,471 (USA) (11 January 1998)
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