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The Graduate

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Original title
The Graduate
Running time
105 min.
United States United States
Calder Willingham, Buck Henry (Novel: Charles Webb)
Dave Grusin, Simon and Garfunkel
Robert Surtees
Distributed by United Artists. Embassy Films, Lawrence Turman
Drama. Romance
Movie Groups
Charles Webb Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
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.
1967: Oscar Best Director. 7 Nominations
1967: 5 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Comedy or Musical. 7 nominations
1967: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director. 3 Nominations
1967: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1967: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Comedy Screenplay
1968: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Editing and Promising Newcomer (Hoffman)
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