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Overview

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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 »
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 »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 23 wins & 13 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Rebelliousness and reality... See more (694 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)

George DeNormand ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Buddy Douglas ... Bellhop in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)

Richard Dreyfuss ... Boarding House Resident (uncredited)

Bob Eubanks ... Newlyweds Game Host (voice) (uncredited)

Mike Farrell ... Bellhop in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Elisabeth Fraser ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Donald F. Glut ... College Student (uncredited)

Harry Holcombe ... The Minister (uncredited)

Jonathan Hole ... Mr. Singleman (uncredited)
Robert P. Lieb ... Mr. Loomis - Party Guest (uncredited)

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

Lainie Miller ... Night Club Stripper (uncredited)

Ben Murphy ... Shaving Student (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Sam O'Steen ... Man on Bus (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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Graduate" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"El graduado" - Argentina (imdb display title), Mexico, Peru (imdb display title), Spain (imdb display title)
"Die Reifeprüfung" - Austria (imdb display title), Germany (imdb display title), West Germany (imdb display title)
"Le lauréat" - Belgium (French title) (imdb display title), Canada (French title), France
"Ο πρωτάρης" - Greece
"Абсолвентът" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Випускник" - Ukraine
"Выпускник" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"A Primeira Noite" - Portugal
"A Primeira Noite de um Homem" - Brazil
"Absolvent" - Czech Republic
"Absolventul" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Absolwent" - Poland
"Ask mevsimi" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"De laureaat" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Diploma előtt" - Hungary
"Diplomac" - Croatia (imdb display title)
"Diplomac" - Serbia
"Diplomiranec" - Slovenia (imdb display title)
"El graduat" - Spain (Catalan title)
"Fagre voksne verden" - Denmark
"Ha-Bo'ger" - Israel (Hebrew title)
"Il laureato" - Italy
"Mandomsprovet" - Sweden
"Manndomsprøven" - Norway
"Miehuuskoe" - Finland
"O protaris" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Sotsugyô" - Japan (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
106 min
Country:
Language:
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) | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (2017) | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:PG (certificate #23344) | USA:Approved (original rating) | West Germany:12 | West Germany:16 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
None of the older characters is called by a first name in the film; only the younger characters of Benjamin, Elaine and Carl do, increasing the sense of a generation gap.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson drive and run through the "rain" near the Robinson house, the lawns and shrubbery in the background are lit by bright sunshine.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:
Soundtrack:
The Sounds of SilenceSee more »

FAQ

Did Mrs. Robinson really accuse Ben of raping her?
What is the meaning of the final shot?
What did Elaine mean when she said "Not for me"?
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63 out of 110 people found the following review useful.
Rebelliousness and reality..., 8 October 2005
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

I'm not sure why evil, decadent Mrs. Robinson sets her sights on dazed and shy college grad Benjamin Braddock, son of the middle-aged couple she and her husband socialize with; it's never really explained, and neither is Benjamin's sexual past (it's hinted that he's a virgin when they end up in a hotel room together). It's also not explained why Mrs. Robinson definitely does not want Benjamin to get to know her daughter (she's angrily adamant about it, even willing to expose her own affair to prevent the two kids from going out for a drive!). Despite the gaps in the narrative and the lapses in logic (and taste, some might say), "The Graduate" is still a landmark film, crystallizing the helplessness of the '60s. Surprisingly, the ultimate theme of the movie is love--an impulsive, rebellious kind of love, but still the rather old-fashioned notion of love conquering all. And yet this brings up another question: is Benjamin really in love with sweet college girl Elaine or is she just a conquest? Or maybe the best thorn he can stick in Mrs. Robinson's side? Benjmain is told he cannot see her, he cannot have her, and that surely fuels his desire to marry her. The film presents love as the answer, but then (with an amusing, sobering final shot) second-guesses itself. "The Graduate" doesn't dig too deeply, it's lightweight (even with Dustin Hoffman's outburst in the church--the only time the movie gets some fury going), but it does take chances; it wasn't ahead of its time, it just came along at the right time and is still a relevant, glossy modern comedy. ***1/2 from ****

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