The Graduate
MGM/UA (1967)
Comedy, Romance
In Collection
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IMDB   8.1
105 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG (Parental Guidance)
Anne Bancroft Mrs. Robinson
Dustin Hoffman Benjamin Braddock
Katharine Ross Elaine Robinson
William Daniels Mr. Braddock
Norman Fell Mr. McCleery
Alice Ghostley Mrs. Singleman
Murray Hamilton Mr. Robinson
Brian Avery Carl Smith
Walter Brooke Mr. McGuire
Marion Lorne Miss DeWitte
Elizabeth Wilson Mrs. Braddock
Mike Nichols
Producer Lawrence Turman
Joseph E. Levine
Writer Charles Webb
Calder Willingham
Buck Henry
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Musician Dave Grusin

"The Graduate" follows Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) immediately following his graduation from college. Benjamin returns home with no defined plans of what to do next with his life. After a graduation party for Benjamin that is mostly attended by his parents friends, the wife of Benjamin's father's business partner, Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), asks Benjamin to drive her home and then to come into the house with her. After forcing a drink on Benjamin she bluntly offers to have an affair with him. Shocked and flustered Benjamin leaves but within a few days he calls Mrs. Robinson and their affair begins. Benjamin spends his days sleeping by his parent's backyard pool and his nights with Mrs. Robinson. As the summer passes, Benjamin's parents become alarmed at his aimlessness and pressure him to choose a graduate school. Also, unaware of Benjamin's affair, they encourage him to date the Robinson's daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross). Benjamin resists but ultimately takes her on a date. Despite his attempt at making the date a disaster Benjamin falls for Elaine. Angered, Mrs. Robinson reveals the affair and Benjamin’s world collapses. He must move on with his life, which he does by trying to win back Elaine.
Edition Details
Distributor MGM Home Entertainment
Release Date 4/5/2005
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

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