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The Graduate -- Nominated for seven Academy Awards and winner for Best Director, this groundbreaking and "wildly hilarious" (The Boston Globe) social satire launched the career of two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman and cemented the reputation of acclaimed director Mike Nichols. Pulsating with the rebellious spirit of the '60s and a haunting score sung by Simon and Garfunkel, The Graduate is truly a "landmark film" (Leonard Maltin). Shy Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) returns home from college with an uncertain future. Then the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), seduces him, and the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams (Katharine Ross). But there's one problem: she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter!
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
Buck Henry (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
22 December 1967 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 23 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Timeless masterpiece See more (661 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)

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 (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (35 mm optical prints)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) | 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 | 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:
Robert Redford screen-tested with Candice Bergen for the part of Benjamin Braddock but was finally rejected by director Mike Nichols because Nichols did not believe Redford could persuasively project the underdog qualities necessary to the role. When he told this to Redford, the actor asked Nichols what he meant. "Well, let's put it this way," said Nichols, "Have you ever struck out with a girl?" "What do you mean?" asked Redford. "That's precisely my point," said Nichols.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The Robinsons are always able to draw fresh ice from the ice bucket on their bar, even after they have been away at a party, presumably for several hours.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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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

Did Mrs. Robinson really accuse Ben of raping her?
Is "The Graduate" based on a book?
Why didn't Mrs Robinson allow Ben to date Elaine?
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91 out of 134 people found the following review useful.
Timeless masterpiece, 28 September 2004
Author: ROSS4152K from CT

Dustin Hoffman is outstanding in his breakthrough role as a troubled young adult who is worried about his future. His awkwardness is endearing and universal. To this day, there are people who can relate to his Ben Braddock.

The music is one of the biggest accomplishments of this film. Simon and Garfunkel perfectly depict Ben's moods throughout the movie with their timeless classics.

Overall, this movie is well-written, well-played, and well-directed. It is a humorous and sensitive account of the difficulties of a young adult. It is definitely worth viewing.

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