Good Will Hunting Poster

Release Date: December 25th, 1997

DVD Release Date: December 8th, 1998

R|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
Will Hunting (Matt Damon) 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 (Stellan Skarsgard), 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 (Robin Williams).

Cast: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Casey Affleck, Cole Hauser, Rachel Majorowski

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax Films, Be Gentlemen Limited Partnership, Lawrence Bender Productions

Distributors: Miramax Films, Miramax Films

Keywords: Growing up, Cheeky, 1990s, Friendship, Emotional, Friend, Rise, Bar, Heartwarming

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Awards

Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture