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Learn more about Graduate(Blu-ray):

Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 219171039
UPC: 027616077066
UPC 14: 00027616077066
Sales Rank: 5916
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
Director Mike Nichols's THE GRADUATE is the satirical coming-of-age comedy that became an emotional touchstone for an entire generation. In the mid-1960s, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a confused college graduate, is pulled in myriad directions by family, friends, and associates just days after receiving his degree. Seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an older friend of the family, Ben carries on an affair with the married woman even as he falls for her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). However, Ben and Elaine's attempts at romance are threatened by the spiteful rage of Mrs. Robinson, who proceeds to hastily arrange Elaine's marriage to someone else, leading up to one of the most memorable endings in cinema history.

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.

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Video Features Widescreen

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Mgm Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/21/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 106 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1967
Video UPC UPC: 00027616077066
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Buck Henry
Video Cast Info Richard Dreyfuss
Video Cast Info Murray Hamilton
Video Cast Info Walter Brooke
Video Cast Info Elisabeth Fraser
Video Cast Info Anne Bancroft
Video Cast Info Alice Ghostley
Video Cast Info Elizabeth Wilson
Video Cast Info Jonathan Hole
Video Cast Info Brian Avery
Video Cast Info Lainie Miller
Video Cast Info Harry Holcombe
Video Cast Info Katharine Ross
Video Cast Info Norman Fell
Video Cast Info William Daniels
Video Cast Info Eddra Gale
Video Cast Info Marion Lorne
Video Cast Info Dustin Hoffman
Video Cast Info Calder Willingham - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info George Robert Nelson - Set Designer
Video Cast Info Patricia Zipprodt - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Charles Webb - Story
Video Cast Info Harry Maret - Makeup
Video Cast Info Simon and Garfunkel - Music Performer
Video Cast Info Robert Surtees - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Buck Henry - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Lawrence Turman - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Sylbert - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Dave Grusin - Composer
Video Cast Info Sam O'Steen - Editor
Video Cast Info Mike Nichols - Director
Plot Summary
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).

Memorable Quotes

"I just want to say one word to you...just one word."----Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) to Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) |"Yes, sir."----Ben|"Are you listening?"----Mr.McGuire|"Yes, sir. I am."----Ben|"Plastics."----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."----Ben

"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."----Ben to Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft)

Professional Reviews

Total Film
"...A wonderful comedy of manners..." -- 4 out of 5 Stars 06/01/2000 p.104

Chicago Sun-Times
"...[Bancroft] is a great beauty....To watch it today is like opening a time capsule..." 03/28/1997 p.31

USA Today
"...[A] mellowed-out great movie..." 11/13/1992 p.3D

Premiere
"[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." 04/01/2004 p.64

Uncut
"Mike Nichols' classic is as fresh, perceptive and witty as it was in 1967." 08/01/2000 p.124

Entertainment Weekly
"The hit ages like wine and should speak just as eloquently to disaffected grads in the 21st century." -- Grade: A- 05/12/2006 p.64

Ultimate DVD
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] breakthrough....Nichols's stylishly constructed film still feels fresh today..." 11/23/2007 p.111

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