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The Graduate -- Trailer for the Oscar-winning film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, and Katharine Ross.

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Director:
Writers:
Calder Willingham (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
22 December 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Movie That Became A Legend [Video Australia] See more »
Plot:
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 23 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Here's to you, Anne Bancroft! See more (682 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anne Bancroft ... Mrs. Robinson

Dustin Hoffman ... Ben Braddock

Katharine Ross ... Elaine Robinson

William Daniels ... Mr. Braddock

Murray Hamilton ... Mr. Robinson

Elizabeth Wilson ... Mrs. Braddock

Buck Henry ... Room Clerk

Brian Avery ... Carl Smith

Walter Brooke ... Mr. McGuire

Norman Fell ... Mr. McCleery

Alice Ghostley ... Mrs. Singleman

Marion Lorne ... Miss DeWitte

Eddra Gale ... Woman on Bus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Baker ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Church Member (uncredited)
Buddy Douglas ... Bellhop in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Boarding House Resident (uncredited)

Mike Farrell ... Bellhop in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Elisabeth Fraser ... Second Lady (uncredited)

Donald F. Glut ... College Student (uncredited)

Harry Holcombe ... The Minister (uncredited)
Jonathan Hole ... Mr. Singleman (uncredited)
Robert P. Lieb ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Elaine May ... Girl with Note for Benjamin (uncredited)
Eve McVeagh ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Lainie Miller ... Night Club Stripper (uncredited)

Ben Murphy ... Shaving Student (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Noam Pitlik ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Kevin Tighe ... Showering Student (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

David Westberg ... Valet Parker (uncredited)

Jay Dee Witney ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
Calder Willingham (screenplay) and
Buck Henry (screenplay)

Charles Webb (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Lawrence Turman .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen (film editor)
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson  (as George Nelson)
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Zipprodt 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
Harry Maret .... makeup artist
Sherry Wilson .... hair dresser
 
Production Management
George Justin .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Kranze .... assistant director
Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gene Marum .... dga trainee (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Joel Schiller .... assistant production designer
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Harold Michelson .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Solomon .... sound
Howard Beals .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
Lee Faulkner .... stunt double (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator
Richard Borland .... grip
Earl Gilbert .... gaffer
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (as George Nogle)
Emillo Calori .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Cowan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Michael P. Joyce .... camera operator (uncredited)
Tom May .... grip (uncredited)
Bob Rose .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Frank Shugrue .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lynn Stalmaster .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Fuca .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Phyllis Garr .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Donald MacDonald .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Bob Wyman .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Dave Grusin .... additional music
Simon & Garfunkel .... songs: sung by (as Simon and Garfunkel)
Paul Simon .... songs by
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor
William H. Cannon .... production assistant (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
J. David Jones .... pilot: picture helicopter (uncredited)
Jeff Kanew .... trailer (uncredited) (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Joyce Lilley .... production secretary (uncredited)
Harold Lloyd .... advisor: final sequence (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
106 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (35 mm optical prints)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1975) | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) (DVD rating) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) | Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Italy:T | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | Netherlands:MG6 (re-rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:Approved (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:12 | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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Trivia:
Mike Nichols said what convinced him he wanted to make the film was one moment in the book, when Ben and Mrs. Robinson are trying to have a conversation and she is reluctant to discuss art. We find out shortly after that art was her major in college, where she met her husband and became pregnant. "That tiny moment allowed me to see a Mrs. Robinson I knew very wella woman who had been one kind of person and had consciously moved away from what she was into something for which she had contempt, a woman who had a very low opinion of herself, who was now almost parodying herself out of anger with herself for having left who she had been," Nichols told Leonard Probst in an interview for the book Off Camera.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson meet at the hotel bar, Benjamin unsuccessfully attempts to draw the attention of a passing waiter. In the glass wall behind them, the waiter can be seen to stop as he leaves the frame and wait for his cue to re-enter.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Pilot:Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to begin our descent into Los Angeles. The sound you just heard is the landing gear locking into place. Los Angeles weather is clear; temperature is 72. We expect to make our 4 hour and 18 minute flight on schedule. We have enjoyed having you on board, and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Bubble Boy (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
WhewSee more »

FAQ

Why didn't Mrs Robinson allow Ben to date Elaine?
What is the meaning of the final shot?
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40 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Here's to you, Anne Bancroft!, 2 July 2005
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

Anne Bancroft's recent passing brings "The Graduate" back into our minds. It was of course one of my parents' generations favorite movies. Some people may just think of it as a story about young Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) stuck in a weird relationship with the much older Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), but it really is more than that. It embodies America's move away from the innocent, prudish mindset that had held sway for so long. Obviously, Ben is learning about sex from Mrs. Robinson, and then gets interested in her daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross). The movie also makes an interesting use of telling us things without anyone talking: in one scene, Ben unbuttons his shirt, which says as much as any words could have. As IMDb.com noted, none of the adults had first names, a reference to the ubiquitous generation gap. Anyway, 1967 was certainly the year in which American movies made a giant step into the new mold, with "The Graduate", "Bonnie and Clyde" and "In the Heat of the Night" (some people might also include "To Sir with Love" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"). "Sound of Silence" may have been "The Graduate"'s theme song, but the movie itself will never go silent.

Oh, and one more thing. It appears that two "Bewitched" cast members appeared in "The Graduate": Alice Ghostley (Esmerelda) and Marion Lorne (Aunt Clara). Although they never appeared together in any "Bewitched" episodes on account of Lorne dying before Ghostley joined the cast, I now have to imagine Esmerelda and Aunt Clara telling Samantha of a strange young man's relationship with an older woman. Well...

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