PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Buck Henry interviewed in a TCM "Word of Mouth" about the casting process for Elaine Robinson: "... and then some guy, uh, brought in Katharine Ross and immediately all our hearts started beating really fast. And I think they thought sort of the same thing I did; I didn't care if she could act. I just wanted to look at that face and that hair for an hour and a half. And, um, that was that."
Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to begin our descent into Los Angeles. The sound you just heard is the landing gear locking into place. Los Angeles weather is clear; temperature is 72. We expect to make our 4 hour and 18 minute flight on schedule...
On Benjamin's driving trips from Berkeley to LA, he goes through a tunnel. This tunnel, north of Santa Barbara, is actually a northbound tunnel. There is no southbound tunnel, contrary to the scenes in the movie.
A change from the theatrical re-release for the 25th anniversary and the video release. In the first Taft Hotel bedroom scene, a nervous Ben asks Mrs. Robinson if she would like "Wood or wire [hanger]?" In the theater, her response was, "wood." Which led to the wonderful pratfall of Ben trying to take the wood one, which wouldn't come off. But it was changed in the 25th anniversary video release and her response was, "Either one would be fine."
$37,948 17 February 1997