- 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:
Dustin Hoffman &
Richard Dreyfuss &
Calder Willingham &
Simon and Garfunkel
Director of Photography:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I just want to say one word to you...just one word."--Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) to Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman)
"Are you listening'"--Mr.McGuire
"Yes, sir. I am."--Ben
- Mr. McGuire
"Don't you think that idea is a little half-baked'"--Mr. Braddock (William Daniels) to Ben
"Oh no, Dad, it's completely baked."
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."
- Ben to Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft)
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?"
Academy Awards 1967 -
Best Director: Mike Nichols
Total Film - 06/01/2000
"...A wonderful comedy of manners..." -- 4 out of 5 Stars
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/28/1997
"...[Bancroft] is a great beauty....To watch it today is like opening a time capsule..."
USA Today - 11/13/1992
"...[A] mellowed-out great movie..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"[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."
Uncut - 08/01/2000
"Mike Nichols' classic is as fresh, perceptive and witty as it was in 1967."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/12/2006
"The hit ages like wine and should speak just as eloquently to disaffected grads in the 21st century." -- Grade: A-
Ultimate DVD - 11/23/2007
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] breakthrough....Nichols's stylishly constructed film still feels fresh today..."
Wall Street Journal - 08/01/2013
"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:
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!
Dustin Hoffman is the college graduate who has an affair with a married woman (Anne Bancroft) but falls in love with her daughter (Katharine Ross).
Black Comedy |
Coming Of Age |
Essential Cinema |
Love Story |
- 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.