The Graduate

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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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: 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: 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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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: 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: Mr. Robinson leaves Benjamin's apartment and calls him filth and scum as Mr. McCleery the landlord sits at the top of the steps listening. The painting on the wall to the left of the steps is not in direct light but in the next shot when Benjamin walks by the lighting has changed and a dark shadow cast by the frame against the wall is visible. (01:32:50)

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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: Benjamin and his mother have a conversation in the bathroom as he's shaving and he cuts his thumb on the razor. If you look closely the part of his thumb that's cut is nowhere near the razor, only his thumbnail is. (00:45:10)

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Continuity mistake: Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson have a rendezvous and while they're in bed in the dark he tries to get her to talk about her life and her husband. If you look closely after she turns the light back on the drapes on the window behind the lamp in the rear of the room have been rearranged without anyone going near them. This happens a couple of times throughout the scene. (00:48:00)

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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: Benjamin and Mrs. Robinson have a rendezvous and while they're in bed he tries to get her to talk about her life and her husband. If you look closely at the top of the nightstand to her right there's only a pack of cigarettes and the switch to turn off the lamp. They speak in the dark for a few seconds that she turns the light back on and the nightstand is full of all sorts of other stuff that wasn't there before. (00:46:15)

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Continuity mistake: Benjamin brings up Mrs. Robinson's purse who says, "Put it in Elaine's room, where we were". He proceeds to put it next to a vase on the first shelf to the right of her picture. We've seen this shelf a few seconds before and all that was there was a cup and a pink basket that are now gone. (00:16:00)

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

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Trivia: After Elaine screams and landlord Norman Fell comes to Benjamin's door, one of the boarding-house kids asks, "Should I get the cops?" Look closely: That kid is Richard Dreyfus.

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