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The Graduate (1967)

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A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

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Complete credited cast:
... Mrs. Robinson
... Ben Braddock
... Elaine Robinson
... Mr. Braddock
... Mr. Robinson
... Mrs. Braddock
... Room Clerk
... Carl Smith
... Mr. McGuire
... Mr. McCleery
... Mrs. Singleman
... Miss DeWitte
... Woman on Bus
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Storyline

Ben has recently graduated from college, with his parents now expecting great things from him. At his "Homecoming" party, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's business partner, has Ben drive her home, which leads to an affair between the two. The affair eventually ends, but comes back to haunt him when he finds himself falling for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson's daughter. Written by Zac Abrams

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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22 December 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El graduado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$873, 18 May 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$104,945,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,945,305
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(Westrex Recording System)| (35 mm optical prints)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Mike Nichols and production designer Richard Sylbert talked at length about how to accurately capture the look of middle class Southern California in a unique way and not just what had been seen in movies for 20 years, "like a Doris Day picture." In a later interview, he said, "California is like America in italics, like a parody of everything that's most dangerous to us." See more »

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It is night when Ben drives Mrs. Robinson home, yet when they walk through the house to the greenhouse area, it is clearly bright and sunny outside, and the light filtering into the room is obviously natural light from outside, not from electric lights. See more »

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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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The Singleman Party Foxtrot
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Written by Dave Grusin
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel
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Unforgettable Movie for People of My Generation
10 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

After graduating in college, the twenty-year old Benjamin "Ben" Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) returns home and his parents give a party for him. The uptight and clumsy Ben feels uncomfortable and the wife of his father's business partner Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) asks a ride home to him. Soon she seduces the unexperienced Ben and they have a love affair. When Mrs. Robinson's daughter Elaine Robinson (Katharine Ross) returns home, Mrs. Robinson makes Ben to promise that will never date her. But soon Ben and Elaine fall in love with each other affecting the Robinson family.

"The Graduate" is an unforgettable movie for people of my generation. The story is dramatic and funny and Anne Bancroft is perfect in the role of the unbalanced Mrs. Robinson. Despite his actual age (30), Dustin Hoffman is hilarious and convinces in the role of an unexperienced young man seduced by the alcoholic wife of his father's partner. And Katharine Ross is extremely beautiful in the role of Elaine. The wonderful soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel fits perfectly to this great movie. The rushed conclusion is silly but adequate for those years, with the couple in a bus without knowing their destination in the bus and in life. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Primeira Noite de um Homem" ("The First Night of a Man")


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