The Graduate

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.

Trivia: A change from the theatrical re-release for the 25th anniversary and the video release. In the first Taft Hotel bedroom scene, a nervous Ben asks Mrs. Robinson if she would like "Wood or Wire [hanger]?" In the theater, her response was, "wood." Which led to the wonderful pratfall of Ben trying to take the wood one, which wouldn't come off. But it was changed in the 25th anniversary video release and her response was, "Either one would be fine."

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

Trivia: In the night scene that was filmed in North Beach on Broadway you can see Hoffman almost get into a real fist fight with drunks who were not members of the cast.


Trivia: When Ben rings up Mrs Robinson, to ask her to have sex with him in the hotel, and she says she'll be thirty minutes. While waiting for her, Ben goes into the ballroom, where an affair is taking place. The two women who greet Ben are both regulars in the TV series "Bewitched"; the first is Alice Ghostley who played Esmeralda their jittery maid, and the second is Marion Lorne who played Aunt Clara, Sam's whacky aunt who often lands in the fireplace, when her radar for landing spots goes mad, again.


Continuity mistake: When Benjamin is running up the stairs of his rooming house with a stack of presents and a big bouquet of flowers, the flowers are pointing down held by his left hand with the presents in front of him. When he rounds the corner of the stairs, the flowers are upright in front of both him and the presents.

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

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