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.
Patrick Dempsey - American actor, GREY'S ANATOMY
Alek Keshishian - Director
Moira Kelly - American actress, CHAPLIN, WITH HONORS
Joe Pesci - American actor, GOODFELLAS (1990)
Josh Hamilton - American actor, KICKING AND SCREAMING (1995)
Brendan Fraser - American actor, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
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.
Director Alek Keshishian graduated from Harvard in 1986. Filmed on location in New England and Chicago. Shot in Technicolor. Sound by Dolby.
"...Casual charm....[Fraser] earns his reputation as Hollywood's latest hunk....[Keshishian] proves he knows how to make a commercial feature..." - 04/29/1994 New York Times, p.C12
"...Sven Nykvist's photography is handsome..." - 05/02/1994 USA Today, p.3D
"...Brendan Fraser has a strong brooding presence..." - 04/29/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F6