The Graduate

The Graduate (1967)

77 mistakes - chronological order

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Visible crew/equipment: Before Benjamin and his parents go downstairs to the party the camera shadow can be seen on his mother's back as she helps him put on his jacket. (00:03:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Benjamin and his parents go downstairs to the party the film jumps as the cameraman accidentally hits the door while walking in front of them as they leave the room. (00:04:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning of the movie Benjamin talks to his father in his room before he and his parents go downstairs to the party. As they walk out of his room the shadow of a cameraman can be seen on the left of the door. (00:04:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: As they walked out of Benjamin's room to go downstairs to the party the shadow of the boom mike can be seen moving across the left side of the hall way. (00:04:10)

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Continuity mistake: Benjamin doesn't kiss anyone on the lips but in the 20 seconds it takes him to walk down from his room to the party a small smudge of lipstick appears on the left side of his lower lip as he speaks to the guests. (00:04:20)

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Continuity mistake: Mr. McGuire asks to speak to Benjamin and takes him through the kitchen where some other people are talking with drinks in their hands. The woman kisses him on the cheek and the man puts his arm around his back but in the next shot they're not even close to him. (00:05:30)

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Continuity mistake: As Mr. McGuire and Benjamin walk out of the kitchen to the pool area to speak, the dark red lipstick mark on his cheek left by Joanna when she kissed him is now gone. (00:05:40)

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Continuity mistake: As Mrs. Robinson walks into Benjamin's room we see his dart board and someone has been playing between shots as the red dart above the board on the wallpaper moves six lines to the left. (00:06:40)

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Continuity mistake: We see Benjamin's fish tank as Mrs. Robinson barges into his room looking for the bathroom. It's rearranged between shots, with the deep-sea diver in the middle removed. (00:07:00)

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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Robinson barges into Benjamin's room thinking it's the bathroom and the door is touching the wall behind it. In the next shot the door has been moved out about eight inches from the wall behind it. (00:07:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Robinson first walks into Benjamin's room there's a dual light switch on the wall to the left the door that disappears two shots later as she walks across the room. (00:07:10)

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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Robinson barges into Benjamin's room and he stands up as she walks in. The fish in the tank are all at the side closest to him but in the next shot it looks as though there's no fish in the tank at all. (00:07:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: After he takes her home, there's a rear tracking shot of Benjamin walking Mrs. Robinson down the hallway into the bar area of her house. The shadow of the cameraman's head can be seen on the left of the doorway just after they enter the room. (00:10:10)

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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Robinson stands behind the bar and asks Benjamin, "What do you drink?" and you can see the ashtray next to the two black liquor bottles. In this shot there's nothing in it but a few seconds later as she sits in front of the bar it's full of cigarette butts. (00:10:20)

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Continuity mistake: Mrs. Robinson sits at the bar and asks Benjamin, "Did you know I was an alcoholic?" and the silver shaker bottle with the large ring on top of it moves from the back of the bar to being between Mrs. Robinson and the radio she turns on, on the left wall. A few shots later it moves back again. (00:11:35)

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Continuity mistake: The two large black liquor bottles that were on the left of Mrs. Robinson's bar when they walked out have been moved several feet to the right as Mr. Robinson pours Benjamin a drink. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: Benjamin says, "Mrs. Robinson you're trying to seduce me" as she plays with her left earring. In the next shot she's not touching her ear but smoking her cigarette. (00:12:25)

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Deliberate mistake: When we look toward the bar, Mrs. Robinson's calf is well below the edge of the bar. In the next classic shot of Benjamin filmed from behind the bar through Mrs. Robinson's bent leg, her calf is above the bar. (00:12:30)

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Continuity mistake: Benjamin says, "I'm going home now" and the red and white plastic ornament above Elaine's bed is casting a shadow on the large "R" behind her head board. In the next shot the lighting is different and there is no shadow. (00:14:50)

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Buck Henry: Are you here for an affair, sir?

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Trivia: The stocking-clad leg in the film's promotional poster isn't Anne Bancroft's, its actress Linda Grey's leg.

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