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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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Homeless Woman
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Harve Kolzow ...
Harvard Cop
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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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Rated PG-13 for language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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29 April 1994 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,328,543, 1 May 1994, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,043,254
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The graduation scenes were filmed at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The large building in front of the graduates is Foellinger Auditorium, made up to look like a Harvard building. Many of the graduates are UIUC students. See more »

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When Monty and Simon are at the Social Security office, Simon picks up his gloves. In the next shot of the desk, the gloves are back. See more »

Quotes

Simon Wilder: When it comes to relationships, everyone's a used car salesman. L
Monty: Is that your philosophy? Don't trust anyone.
Simon Wilder: No, you've got to trust people. But you can't believe in the warranty.
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References New Year's Rockin' Eve 1980 (1979) See more »

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Thank You
Written by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
Performed by Duran Duran
Courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd. and Capitol Records, Inc.
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With Honors
7 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a fantastic movie and I loved it! Basically, Monty is a Harvard student who thinks he knows it all and is writing his senior thesis but while running to make a copy of it (cliche, his computer crashed and he only has one copy) he slips and his work falls into the hands of Harvard bum Simon. What ensues can only be described as "masterful" as Monty and Simon develop as the story continues with different little twists and an ending that leaves you in tears. You can really FEEL the portrayal of the characters from Pesci and Fraser, but adding Patrick Dempsey, Moira Kelly, and Josh Hamilton completes the group. It is truly a beautiful film.


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