PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.
Mike Nichols said he screentested several actors who were the actual age of the character, but he chose thirty-year-old Dustin Hoffman because he had enough distance from his early twenties to have an attitude about that period in his life and "get rid of that self-pity".
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...
When Ben is outside Elaine's house watching the Robinsons pack the car, he puts his hand on the rear-view mirror. In the next shot, which is a close-up of the rear-view mirror, the hand is nowhere.
SPOILER: When 'The Graduate' was first released in Portugal, the ending was cut; the movie ended with a helpless Ben behind the glass of the church watching Elaine getting married. The reason why the film suffered such a major cut was that the erstwhile military regime had a solid basis in Catholic doctrine and family values, and the censorship was given orders not to let any bad example pass to the youth. So it was decided that the movie should end with the lesson that nothing ever should oppose the church, the state and the parents.
$873 (USA) (18 May 2012)
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