With Honors

With Honors

Director: Alek Keshishian Cast: Joe Pesci, Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly
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With Honors

Harvard University graduate Alek Keshishian directed this tale about a homeless man who teaches some snotty Harvard students a thing or two about real life. Monty (Brendan Fraser) is a self-absorbed graduate student who is obsessed with finishing his thesis on government so that he can satisfy his demanding teacher, Professor Pitkannan (Gore Vidal). When Monty loses his precious thesis in the basement of the library's heating plant, it is found by a homeless man living there, Simon (Joe Pesci). Simon agrees to return the thesis one page at a time in return for certain favors. The relationship with the bearded vagabond changes Monty's view of life, and it also affects his housemates, who include Everett (Patrick Dempsey), a wisecracking radio host; Courtney (Moira Kelly), who is immature and sex-obsessed; and the studious nerd Jeff (Josh Hamilton). Simon becomes something of a father figure to Monty, argues history with Professor Pitkannan, and provides an earthy balance to the overly academic viewpoint of the students. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2009
UPC: 0883929084814
Original Release: 1994
Rating: PG-13
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 8,586

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Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe Pesci Simon Wilder
Brendan Fraser Monty Kessler
Moira Kelly Courtney
Patrick Dempsey Everett
Josh Hamilton Jeff
Gore Vidal Pitkannan
Nessa Hyams Actor
Harve Kolzow Harvard Cop
James Deuter Judge
Mary Seibel Social Security Clerk
Clebert Ford Homeless Man
Rick LeFevour Mailman
Lance Norris Red Sox Fan

Technical Credits
Alek Keshishian Director
Bill Arnold Art Director
G. Mac Brown Co-producer
Glenn Gordon Caron Screenwriter
Marion Dougherty Casting
Curt Frisk Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Guber Executive Producer
Israel Horovitz Screenwriter
Nessa Hyams Casting
Renee Ehrlich Kalfus Costumes/Costume Designer
Stacey Lassally Associate Producer
Patrick Leonard Score Composer
Barbara Ling Production Designer
William Mastrosimone Screenwriter
Michael R. Miller Editor
Abe Milrad Co-producer
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Julie Pitkanen Associate Producer
Diana Pokorny Production Designer
Amy Robinson Producer
Cricket Rowland Set Decoration/Design
Paula Weinstein Producer
Suzan Wexler Set Decoration/Design
Rafael Yglesias Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- With Honors
1. Arise, Fair Harvard (Credits; She Sells Sanctuary) [2:58]
2. The Beginning of a Brilliant Career [1:58]
3. Power Down, Paranoia up (it's not Unusual) [3:28]
4. A Bargain in the Basement [4:22]
5. Under Arrest [1:37]
6. Making Sport in Court [2:13]
7. What Monty Sees [1:35]
8. The New Lodger [4:41]
9. Tucking Simon in [3:22]
10. Mutual Appreciation [4:07]
11. A Bath and a Beer [2:27]
12. A Muffin But No Cash [2:57]
13. Each Other's Lives [4:51]
14. The Genius of the Constitution [6:38]
15. Out in the Cold [4:06]
16. Monty's Problem [1:36]
17. Hermit for the Holidays (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) [4:45]
18. A Message from Simon [2:11]
19. The "Shelter" [1:45]
20. Simon's Prospects [3:12]
21. A New Year's Eve Feast [2:10]
22. In Residense [2:15]
23. Blue Skies Montage [2:04]
24. Jeff's Looks and Monty's Prose [2:42]
25. The View on the Way out [3:33]
26. Pajama Party (Tribe); "I'm ending Our Frendship" [3:53]
27. Simon's Request [2:32]
28. Wilder Family Reunion (On the Wrong Side) [6:17]
29. One of Many Leaves of Grass [2:12]
30. With Honor and Without Regret [1:29]
31. Pitkannan's Verdict [1:15]
32. The Class of 1994 (Forever Young); End Credits (I'll Remember) [5:35]

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With Honors 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest movies of all times. A very heart warming movie that has you laughing and crying. Joe Pesci does an outstanding job. This is a movie that I recommend for anyone who hasn't seen it to see it. Accompanied by an outstanding soundtrack including Madonna's hit ''I'll Remember'', ''With Honors'' is a movie you cannot afford to miss.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never seen this before receiving it as a gift... an awesome gift. Joe Pesci and Brendon Fraser do an outrageously funny and witty job giving perspective to what is truly important in life. It will change you as it changes the lives of the Harvard roommates. Everytime I watch it I see and learn something new. Buy it and enjoy it over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen this movie over 20 times. Each time is like the first. The movie is comical and heartwarming all at the same time. Joe pesci and brandon frasier did an unbeleivable job as well as the rest of the cast. I highly recommend it.
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