- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 8, 2009
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I'm a bum, but I'm a Harvard bum."
- Simon (Joe Pesci)
New York Times - 04/29/1994
"...Casual charm....[Fraser] earns his reputation as Hollywood's latest hunk....[Keshishian] proves he knows how to make a commercial feature..."
USA Today - 05/02/1994
"...Sven Nykvist's photography is handsome..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/29/1994
"...Brendan Fraser has a strong brooding presence..."
When a Harvard senior's thesis falls into the hands of an irascible homeless man, the Ivy League lad and his unenlightened roommates become students of the real world.
Harvard undergraduate Monty faces the biggest crisis of his academic life when the only copy of his thesis slips through his fingers and into the hands of Simon, an enterprising bum. Sensing a potential meal ticket, Simon offers to give back pages of the precious paper in exchange for meals, housing and other acts of kindness. In the process, his philosophical ramblings teach Monty and his roommates about life and love.
Scams And Cons |
Social Issues |
- Director Alek Keshishian graduated from Harvard in 1986.
- Filmed on location in New England and Chicago. Shot in Technicolor. Sound by Dolby.