- Original title
- Running time
- 105 min.
- United States
Calder Willingham, Buck Henry. Novel: Charles Webb
Dave Grusin, Simon and Garfunkel
Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Buck Henry, Brian Avery, Walter Brooke, Norman Fell, Alice Ghostley, Marion Lorne, Eddra Gale, See 5 More
Embassy Films, Lawrence Turman. Distributor: United Artists
- Movie Groups
Charles Webb Adaptations
- In the mid-1960s, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a confused college graduate, is pulled in myriad directions by his wealthy family, friends, and associates just days after receiving his degree. Seduced by alcoholic and a neurotic Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an older friend of the family and the wife of his father's law partner, 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.
- Rankings Position
: Oscar Best Director. 7 Nominations
: 5 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Comedy or Musical. 7 nominations
: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Editing and Promising Newcomer (Hoffman)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director. 3 Nominations
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Comedy Screenplay
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