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- Subtitles: French & Spanish
- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: January 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 1967
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Mono - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English - Closed Captioning
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross & Anne Bancroft|
|Performer:||Murray Hamilton, William Daniels, Elizabeth Wilson, Brian Avery, Walter Brooke, Norman Fell, Elisabeth Fraser, Alice Ghostley, Buck Henry, Marion Lorne, Harry Holcombe, Eddra Gale, Richard Dreyfuss & Jonathan Hole|
|Directed by||Mike Nichols|
|Edited by||Sam O'Steen|
|Music by||Simon & Garfunkel|
|Screenwriting by||Calder Willingham & Buck Henry|
|Composition by||Dave Grusin|
|Produced by||Lawrence Turman|
|Director of Photography:||Robert Surtees|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Are you listening'"--Mr.McGuire
"Yes, sir. I am."--Ben
"Oh no, Dad, it's completely baked."
"...A wonderful comedy of manners..." -- 4 out of 5 Stars
"...[Bancroft] is a great beauty....To watch it today is like opening a time capsule..."
"...[A] mellowed-out great movie..."
"[T]hanks to the perfectly cast Bancroft, Mrs. Robinson not only became the archetype for the older woman as seductress, but also the source of distraction for many an adolescent male."
"Mike Nichols' classic is as fresh, perceptive and witty as it was in 1967."
"The hit ages like wine and should speak just as eloquently to disaffected grads in the 21st century." -- Grade: A-
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] breakthrough....Nichols's stylishly constructed film still feels fresh today..."
"The high point of Mike Nichols's landmark comedy is the seduction scene in which Anne Bancroft's Mrs. Robinson brings Dustin Hoffman's Benjamin Braddock into the adult world."
Description by OLDIES.com:
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!
With its striking photography and clever editing, THE GRADUATE established Nichols as a major director. The film also made a star out of young Hoffman, who gives an understated portrayal of the perplexed Ben--the actor's first role in a Hollywood film, which he almost didn't get because he wasn't Waspy enough. Outstanding performances by the rest of the cast are highlighted by Bancroft's sexy, embittered turn as Mrs. Robinson and Ross's endearing presence as the gorgeous yet innocent Elaine. The film's impact on popular culture is immeasurable: "Plastics" will live on eternally as depressing but solid career advice, and older women will never eye younger men without fear of becoming a "Mrs. Robinson." Buck Henry (who appears briefly in the film) cowrote the influential screenplay, based on the novel by Charles Webb, and the soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel remains a movie classic.
- Theatrical Release: December 21, 1967
- THE GRADUATE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.
- Features bit parts by actors Richard Dreyfuss and Mike Farell, as well as co-screenwriter Buck Henry.
- The soundtrack for THE GRADUATE includes Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" and "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme." The film is the first Hollywood production to use already established hit songs in the soundtrack.
- Charles Grodin was originally cast to play the lead in THE GRADUATE.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 265 ratings.
- Sales Rank: 26,337
- UPC: 027616921925
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