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With Honors (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 29 April 1994 (USA)
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
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Security Guard
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Harve Kolzow ...
Harvard Cop
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Caroline Gibson ...
Donation Student
M. Lynda Robinson ...
Newspaper Purchaser #1
Richard Auguste ...
Newspaper Purchaser #2
Patricia B. Butcher ...
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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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If you want a degree go to Harvard. If you want an education go to Simon Wilder.

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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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A few years earlier Brandon Fraser played a prep-school student trying to get into Harvard in the movie School Ties (1992). See more »

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In the courtroom, Simon says he was not trespassing because Harvard is a Land-Grant School. Harvard is a private institution. The state's land-grant college is the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. See more »

Quotes

Simon Wilder: [quoting Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself"] "You shall no longer take things at second or third hand, not look through the eyes of the dead, nor feed on the spectres in books. You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, you shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself."
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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Written by Kristin Hersh
Performed by Kristin Hersh
Courtesy of 4AD/Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of the best movies ever written, watched and created.
22 August 2002 | by (Napanee, Ontario) – See all my reviews



What couldn't you say about "With Honors"? I know! You couldn't say it was horrible, tasteless and uncreative movie. "With Honors" is what movies were intended to be like in the beginning of movie making. Like many or any good movies it has a great cast, excellent dialogue, and a small percentage of charm. In every cast members case this movie would have to be the climax of their career. Not one of the major cast members failed to become their characters. In fact, everyone hit a bullseye on what they were suppose to become. With four students and a bum, a college setting and a warm and interesting feeling, "With Honors" becomes a very realistic movie. One of which you wish was done on a home video, just to know that it was real.


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