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.
When Matt Damon and Ben Affleck met with Mel Gibson, Braveheart (1995) had just come out. But they hadn't seen Braveheart and Harvey Weinstein encouraged them to lie. So the first thing they said was, "We just want to tell you how much we loved Braveheart!"
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.
$10,261,471 (USA) (11 January 1998)