With Honors (1994)

Director
Alek Keshishian

Main cast
Joe Pesci; Brendan Fraser; Moira Kelly; Patrick Dempsey; Josh Hamilton

Genres
Drama

Description
Convinced he'll graduate with honors because of his thesis paper, a stuffy Harvard student finds his paper being held hostage by a homeless man, who might be the guy to school the young man in life.


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