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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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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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$20,043,254 (USA)
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Six big name British actors were in the running for Prof. Pitkannan. But Joe Pesci vetoed all of them wanting the role to go to a big name USA performer. See more »

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After Simon is evicted from the library basement, Monty says he needs a home. Simon replies that he had a home, "with 17 bathrooms and 8 miles of books". Since he is penniless, presumably he is referring to the library he left. But Harvard's Widener Library has nearly 60 miles of books, not 8. See more »

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[Courtney is in the shower calling Monty to come and speak with her]
Everett: Monty? Moonnty? Go get her, Monty, go get her!
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Dream of You
Written by Sy Oliver, Edward P. Moran and Jimmie Lunceford
Performed by Django Reinhardt
Courtesy of RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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touching
25 November 2000 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie with great characters and an awesome storyline. Brendan Frasier plays Monty who is obsessed with making it at Harvard, spending most of his time working on his thesis. In the story, Frasier and housemates (a great bunch, I might add) meet Simon, a sick homeless man who is living in a broken down van in the backyard of the group's house. Simon defies the stereotypes of homeless people, in that he's very smart and very classy when he wants to be...in an odd kind of way. Frasier is indifferent toward Simon, but thru the story, they both become very close, culminating in an awesome friendship in the end. The bad thing is--Simon is dying, because of asbestos in his lungs he picked up from working in the merchant marine. This is just an awesome movie, that's funny, touching, and downright beautiful. It's one of those movies you can't help but cry at. The acting is great, the movie is beautifully shot, and as I said before, the story is just perfect. The music is well done also. Great film. 9/10


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