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With Honors (1994)

PG-13 | | 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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Alek Keshishian
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pesci ... Simon
Brendan Fraser ... Monty
Moira Kelly ... Courtney
Patrick Dempsey ... Everett
Josh Hamilton ... Jeff
Gore Vidal ... Pitkannan
Deborah Lake Fortson Deborah Lake Fortson ... Homeless Woman
Marshall Hambro Marshall Hambro ... Security Guard
Melinda Chilton ... Helga
Harve Kolzow Harve Kolzow ... Harvard Cop
James Deuter ... Judge
Caroline Gibson Caroline Gibson ... Donation Student
M. Lynda Robinson M. Lynda Robinson ... Newspaper Purchaser #1
Richard Auguste Richard Auguste ... Newspaper Purchaser #2
Patricia B. Butcher 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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If you want a degree go to Harvard. If you want an education go to Simon Wilder.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

With Honors See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,328,543, 1 May 1994

Gross USA:

$20,016,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,016,254
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Simon comes downstairs wearing Courtney's robe, he gets a beer out of the fridge and takes the bottle cap off. When Courtney asks him for her robe, and he starts to take it off, the bottle cap is back on. See more »

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Everett: My cock is cleaner than your bum.
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Performed by Mudhoney
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enjoyable...and what's this about one-dimensional characters?
26 June 2000 | by jhawsSee all my reviews

i'm tough on movies. i'm a critic for my college paper and i don't like alot of films i see. "with honors" impressed me, though.

i have never liked brenden frasier but he fit this part well. i totally bought him as a harvard student bent on graduating with honors. he begins the movie obsessed with his classes, thinking that receiving his "honors" diploma was all that was important in life for him. he spends day and night studying and working on his senior thesis. when joe pesci's character gets his hands on the only copy of the thesis, though, frasier is forced to focus on other things. pesci handles this role very well. he has never looked like mel gibson or kevin costner or whoever the big leading men are and he was a fine choice to play a down-and-out homeless man. he's a great actor who is probably the reason this movie is labeled "comedy." pesci is seen as a pain by frasier and his roommates for a while, as they see him as being a bum and not an equal to themselves. however, through his kind nature and wisdom from living a very difficult life, he earns their respect and makes them realize that some things are more important than graduating college with honors. life is the thing you want to end with honor. to say these were one-dimensional characters is blatantly false. frasier and each of his roommates grow as a result of their relationship with pesci. they change their whole focuses in life and find what is really important: friendship and honor. pesci's character undergoes his own transformation as he goes from an unlikeable, greedy man to an honorable man with good friends who have great admiration for him. Grade: 9 of 10


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