Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

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Film Cast:

  • Will Hunting: Matt Damon
  • Sean Maguire: Robin Williams
  • Chuckie Sullivan: Ben Affleck
  • Gerald Lambeau: Stellan Skarsgård
  • Skylar: Minnie Driver
  • Morgan O’Mally: Casey Affleck
  • Billy McBride: Cole Hauser
  • MIT Student: Vik Sahay
  • Tom: John Mighton
  • Krystyn: Rachel Majorowski
  • Cathy: Colleen McCauley
  • Barbershop Quartet #1: Matt Mercier
  • Barbershop Quartet #2: Ralph St. George
  • Barbershop Quartet #3: Rob Lynds
  • Barbershop Quartet #4: Dan Washington
  • MIT Student: Alison Folland
  • MIT Student: Derrick Bridgeman
  • Girl on Street: Shannon Egleson
  • Carmine Scarpaglia: Rob Lyons
  • Carmine Friend #1: Steven Kozlowski
  • Lydia: Jennifer Deathe
  • Clark: Scott William Winters
  • Head Custodian: Philip Williams
  • Assistant Custodian: Patrick O’Donnell
  • Courtroom Guard: Kevin Rushton
  • Judge Malone: Jimmy Flynn
  • Prosecutor: Joe Cannon
  • Court Officer: Ann Matacunas
  • Psychologist: George Plimpton
  • Hypnotist: Francesco Clemente
  • Bunker Hill Student: Jessica Morton
  • Bunker Hill Student: Barna Moricz
  • Toy Store Cashier: Libby Geller
  • MIT Professor: Chas Lawther
  • Timmy: Richard Fitzpatrick
  • Executive #1: Frank Nakashima
  • Executive #2: Christopher Britton
  • Executive #3: David Eisner
  • NSA Agent: Bruce Hunter
  • NSA Agent #2: Robert Talvano
  • Security Guard: James Allodi
  • Reunion Guest (uncredited): Michael Arthur
  • Student (uncredited): Christian Harmony
  • MIT Student (uncredited): Riva Di Paola
  • Hervé (uncredited): Harmony Korine
  • Waiter (uncredited): Thomas Lundy
  • Race Track Fan (uncredited): Paul McGillicuddy
  • MIT Student (uncredited): Daniel Olsen

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Lawrence Bender
  • Post Production Consulting: Heidi Vogel
  • Casting: Suzanne Smith
  • Thanks: William Goldman
  • Music: Danny Elfman
  • Thanks: Richard Linklater
  • Writer: Ben Affleck
  • Editor: Pietro Scalia
  • Executive Producer: Bob Weinstein
  • Executive Producer: Harvey Weinstein
  • Writer: Matt Damon
  • Costume Design: Beatrix Aruna Pasztor
  • Casting: Billy Hopkins
  • Script Supervisor: Gus Van Sant
  • Casting: Kerry Barden
  • Executive Producer: Jonathan Gordon
  • Executive Producer: Su Armstrong
  • Director of Photography: Jean-Yves Escoffier
  • Co-Producer: Chris Moore
  • Production Design: Missy Stewart
  • Art Direction: James McAteer
  • Set Decoration: Jaro Dick
  • ADR Mixer: Doc Kane
  • Thanks: Edward Zwick
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Delphine White
  • Thanks: Peter Yates
  • Co-Executive Producer: Kevin Smith
  • Co-Executive Producer: Scott Mosier
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Leslie Shatz
  • Thanks: Terrence Malick
  • Dialect Coach: Robert Easton
  • Unit Production Manager: Brent O’Connor
  • Foley Artist: Margie O’Malley
  • Music Supervisor: Jeffrey Kimball
  • Sound Editor: Michael “Gonzo” Gandsey
  • Unit Production Manager: Christopher Goode
  • Still Photographer: George Kraychyk
  • First Assistant Editor: Kelley Dixon
  • Third Assistant Director: Jennifer Deathe
  • Stunt Coordinator: Jery Hewitt
  • Hairstylist: James D. Brown
  • Makeup Artist: Leslie A. Sebert
  • Second Assistant Director: David Till
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Vanessa Vogel
  • Post Production Supervisor: Robert Hackl
  • Electrician: Mark J. Casey
  • Title Designer: Pablo Ferro
  • Foley Artist: Marnie Moore
  • Music Editor: Kenneth Karman
  • Gaffer: Bryan Forde
  • Camera Operator: Brian Heller
  • Transportation Coordinator: Dave Staples
  • Location Manager: David McIlroy
  • Dialogue Editor: David A. Cohen
  • Hairstylist: Elizabeth Cecchini
  • Location Manager: Mark Fitzgerald
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tom E. Dahl
  • Unit Publicist: Prudence Emery
  • Property Master: Marc Corriveau
  • Special Effects: William ‘Billy Jack’ Jakielaszek
  • Assistant Editor: D-J
  • Casting Associate: Jennifer McNamara
  • Set Costumer: Marcia Scott
  • Foley Artist: Jennifer Myers
  • Sound mixer: Owen Langevin
  • Production Accountant: April A. Janow
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Kelley Baker
  • Sound Editor: Patrick Winters
  • Sound Editor: Richard Moore
  • Rigging Gaffer: Herb Reischl Jr.
  • Utility Stunts: Brian Ricci
  • Foley Recordist: Frank Rinella
  • Post Production Supervisor: Pamela Winn-Barnett
  • Production Coordinator: Vair Macphee
  • Dolly Grip: Tracy Shaw
  • Negative Cutter: Gary Burritt
  • Transportation Captain: Stuart Mitchell
  • Color Timer: Mike Mertens
  • First Assistant Director: Andrew Shea
  • Key Grip: Mark Manchester
  • Best Boy Grip: Malcolm Nefsky
  • Set Costumer: Gerri Gillan
  • ADR Recordist: Mike Boudry
  • Second Assistant Director: Lisa Janowski
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Concha Solano

Movie Reviews:

  • tmdb40011370: Will Hunting, is a working class 20 year old mathematical genius, and yet chooses to shun a university education, preferring instead to be a janitor at Harvard university.

    At a social level he is headstrong, arrogant, likes getting into fights as well as ending up in police cells for his regular anti-social behaviour.

    Despite having friends, they are not shining beacons leading him into a better light. He is happy with his lot, shuns commitment and his best form of defence is attack both physically and verbally against those who want to impose their will on him for better or worse.

    At the same university a professor of mathematics throws out a complex mathematical challenge to his students, asking them to complete the formula on a blackboard in the hall outside of his classroom. Will is cleaning floors one morning, comes across the blackboard and within seconds he has completed the formula before carrying on his duties while the professor wonders who it was!

    It turns out Will was abused in his youth, and has moved on from one foster family to the next, but none of them were seemingly any better, and never reached out to his needs leaving him feeling bitter and angry.

    A psychology professor (Robin Williams), spends various sessions with Will, and slowly, ever so slowly, Will begins to open up his darker side until both Will and the professor find a bond.

    Make no mistake the premise is original but predictable. However, the acting performances are terrific, especially from Damon, whom I never really had much time for up until this film.

    I was also impressed by the performance of Will’s girlfriend, played by Minnie Driver. She soon fell in love with him, only to find that he never reciprocated and pushed her away just as had done to other people who tried to get too close to him in the past.

    It is very much a feel-good film with a nice satisfying ending. It pulls at the heartstrings sometimes, but you just know everything will work out right in the end.

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