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With Honors (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 April 1994 (USA)
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Convinced his thesis will have him graduate with honors from Harvard University, a stuffy student finds himself at the mercy of a homeless man's demands when he holds the papers hostage.

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Deborah Lake Fortson ...
Homeless Woman
Marshall Hambro ...
Chuck, Security Guard
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Harve Kolzow ...
Harvard Cop
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Judge
Caroline Gibson ...
Donation Student
M. Lynda Robinson ...
Newspaper Purchaser #1
Richard Auguste ...
Newspaper Purchaser #2
Patricia B. Butcher ...
Librarian
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Storyline

Monty is a student, and when his computer crashes, he's left with only a single paper copy of his thesis. Frightened of losing it, he immediately rushes out to photocopy it, only to stumble and drop it down a grate. Searching the basement of the building, he discovers that it has been found by Simon, a squatter. Simon makes a deal with Monty: for every day's accomodation and food that Monty gives him, he will give a page of the thesis in return. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Rated PG-13 for language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »
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29 April 1994 (USA)  »

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$20,043,254 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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When the movie was filmed in the winter of 1993-1994, there was already at least a meter of snow on the ground in Harvard Square and in all of Boston. However, because the actual snow did not look "real" enough to be filmed, it was all cleared away and replaced with artificial snow. See more »

Goofs

In the library, Monty closes the Walt Whitman book and puts it on the table. The camera pulls back and shows Monty looking around. The book is no longer on the table or in his hand. See more »

Quotes

Everett: Oh sure, you're a mechanic?
Simon Wilder: No, I'm a Zen Buddhist, but that's close enough.
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Performed by Django Reinhardt
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Pesci gives a great performance
18 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joe Pesci brings the best out of this film. The plot is OK, but Pesci, as the eccentric (yet downtrodden) bum Simon Wilder, keeps it together. He is funny, heartwarming and good at what he does- and that is acting. Brendan Frasier is also good as the college harvard who find Simon and makes the plot go around. Usually funny, usually sad, OK in my book (if I have such a book). A


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