With Honors

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Plot – Near-graduate at Harvard,Monty Kessler stumbles in the snow and sprains an ankle,losing the envelope with the precious sheets of the thesis,which fall in the boiler room. Here there’s a beggar – Simon Wilder – who refuses to return the envelope and so gets arrested. Simon hides the thesis and Monty pays the bail to get it back. He offers Simon also an accommodation in a van parked in front of where he lives and,after many vicissitudes,the two talk to each other. During the Christmas holidays Simon dies and Monty follows his advice changing his thesis,beginning an affair with Courtney and graduating brilliantly.

Movie Info

Title With Honors

Year 1994

Director Alek Keshishian

GenreDrama, Comedy

Top 15 Quotes of “With Honors” Movie

“- Jeffrey Hawks: Holy Shit!
– Simon Wilder: You think so? Looks like the regular garden variety to me.” Josh Hamilton – Jeffrey Hawks
Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder

“Winners forget they’re in a race, they just love to run.”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder

“Women are perfect, perfect joy and perfect ache. Joy when you first see them and get to know them, ache when you leave them.”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder

“- Simon Wilder: Which door do I leave from?
– Prof. Pitkannan: At Harvard we don’t end our sentences with prepositions.
– Simon Wilder: Okay. Which door do I leave from, asshole?”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder
Gore Vidal – Prof. Pitkannan

“- Courtney Blumenthal: Hey Everett, can I borrow a condom?
– Everett Calloway: No, but you can have one.”

Moira Kelly – Courtney Blumenthal
Patrick Dempsey – Everett Calloway

“- Courtney Blumenthal: What are you doing?
– Montgomery ‘Monty’ Kessler: I’m ending our friendship.” Moira Kelly – Courtney Blumenthal
Brendan Fraser – Montgomery ‘Monty’ Kessler

“- Everett Calloway: You’re a mechanic?
– Simon Wilder: No, I’m a Zen Buddhist, but that’s close enough.”

Patrick Dempsey – Everett Calloway
Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder

“- Simon Wilder: Hey, you know what the greatest nation in the world is?
– Donation Student: Well I hope it’s the USA.
– Simon Wilder: Wrong. It’s donation.”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder
Caroline Gibson – Donation Student

“- Social Security Clerk: Do you have evidence of birth?
– Simon Wilder: I’m sitting here ain’t I lady? What do you think, I happened by spontaneous combustion?”

Mary Seibel – Social Security Clerk
Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder

“I’m a bum. But I’m a Harvard bum.”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder

“- Simon Wilder: The beauty of the Constitution is that it can always be changed. The beauty of the Constitution is that it makes no set law other than faith in the wisdom of ordinary people to govern themselves.
– Prof. Pitkannan: Faith in the wisdom of the people is exactly what makes the Constitution incomplete and crude.
– Simon Wilder:…”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder
Gore Vidal – Prof. Pitkannan

“- Simon Wilder: Is this a lover’s quarrel? Maybe I should leave.
– Courtney Blumenthal: We’re not lovers, we’re roommates and we respect each others’ space.
– Simon Wilder: You respect each others’ empty air? That’s very profound for a couple of Harvard students.”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder
Moira Kelly – Courtney Blumenthal

“They’re perfect. Don’t matter if they’re skinny, fat, blond or blue. If a woman is willing to give you her love, Harvard, it’s the greatest gift in the world. Makes you taller, makes you smarter, makes your teeth shine. Boy, oh, boy, women are perfect.”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder

“- Simon Wilder: How many bottles of that wine would you be willing to give me to fix it?
– Everett Calloway: To get this thing running? Six.
– Simon Wilder: Eight.
– Everett Calloway: Seven.
– Simon Wilder: Eight.
– Everett Calloway: Okay, nine, but that’s my final offer.
– Simon Wilder: Didn’t you used to run a saving and loan?”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder
Patrick Dempsey – Everett Calloway

“- Simon Wilder: When it comes to relationships, everyone’s a used car salesman.
– Montgomery ‘Monty’ Kessler: Is that your philosophy? Don’t trust anyone.
– Simon Wilder: No, you’ve got to trust people. But you can’t believe in the warranty.”

Joe Pesci – Simon Wilder
Brendan Fraser – Montgomery ‘Monty’ Kessler