|Directed by||Mike Nichols|
|Produced by||Lawrence Turman|
|Written by||Charles Webb (novel)|
|Music by||Dave Grusin|
Paul Simon (songs)
|Edited by||Sam O'Steen|
|Distributed by||Embassy Pictures Corporation /|
|December 21, 1967|
In the movie and book, a recent college graduate (played by Dustin Hoffman) is seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), the wife of his father's business partner. He later falls in love with their daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).
Scenes from The Graduate have been well-remembered by many people, since it appeared. In one of them, one-word advice for corporate success ("Plastics") is given by a family friend of Benjamin's. (Reportedly, sales of stock in plastics companies jumped in the months after the movie appeared.) Another scene, where Ben tries to stop Elaine from marrying another man, has been imitated and parodied in television programs, including the cartoon series Daria.
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Awards and honors[change | change source]
Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, and Katharine Ross earned Oscar nominations for their performances.
American Film Institute recognition
- 1998: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies - #7
- 2000: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs - #9
- 2002: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions - #52
- 2004: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs:
- "Mrs. Robinson" - #6
- 2005: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes:
- "Plastics." - #42
- "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" - #63
- 2007: AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) - #17
Alfa Romeo made a "Graduate" edition Alfa Romeo Spider, the car Benjamin drives in the movie.