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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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Harve Kolzow ...
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M. Lynda Robinson ...
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Claudia Haro: Towards the end of the film, at the pajama party, Simon (Joe Pesci) is imparting wisdom to Monty (Brendan Fraser) regarding love. He is overheard by a young, incredibly good-looking female student, named Marty. The girl is so taken with Simon's romantic sentiments, she asks the much older Simon to dance. The girl, Marty, is played by Claudia Haro, Joe Pesci's wife at the time of filming. See more »

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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 »

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Simon Wilder: Is this a lover's quarrel? Maybe I should leave.
Courtney: We're not lovers, we're roommates and we respect each others' space.
Simon Wilder: You respect each others' empty air? That's very profound for a couple of Harvard students.
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References New Year's Rockin' Eve 1980 (1979) See more »

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I'll Remember (Theme from 'With Honors')
Written by Patrick Leonard, Madonna and Richard Page
Produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Performed by Madonna
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Delightful
15 January 2003 | by (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I´m one of those people who knows what to expect from a movie and the best part of it is that you can be surprised.

"With Honors" is certainly one of my favorite little movies so far. There are times when one gets tired from blockbuster-movies and cars blowing up and heros and spies and guns and the all-so-great 'wipe out the world ploy' (yes, I am quoting The Mummy Returns). I stopped by Blockbuster and decided I´d watch old movies and simple ones, so I got what I wanted but it was more than satisfying.

I love Joe Pesci and as surreal and unreal as his bum version was, you can´t help loving the guy. There was something very ´common place´ (the poor but incredibly wise man that is) about it, but the movie has it´s merits.

I knew Brendan Fraser could kick ass and look hot but I was pleased to see him act. The guy´s good and his character was really captivating, which gets the movie going.

There is a lesson coming from the movie, but it´s not one that will make you want roll your eyes (although it´s perfectly acceptable).

I watched it twice, and I´d watch it again.


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