The Graduate

The Graduate

Director: Mike Nichols | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Released: 1967 | Runtime: 106 min

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

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The Graduate Quotes

  • Mr. Braddock: What's the matter? The guests are all downstairs, Ben, waiting to see you.
    Benjamin: Look, Dad, could you explain to them that I have to be alone for a while?
    Mr. Braddock: These are all our good friends, Ben. Most of them have known you since, well, practically since you were born. What is it, Ben?
    Benjamin: I'm just...
    Mr. Braddock: Worried?
    Benjamin: Well...
    Mr. Braddock: About what?
    Benjamin: I guess about my future.
    Mr. Braddock: What about it?
    Benjamin: I don't know... I want it to be...
    Mr. Braddock: To be what?
    Benjamin: [looks at his father] ... Different.
  • [ Offering Mrs. Robinson a coat hanger ]
    Benjamin : Wood?
    Mrs. Robinson : What?
    Benjamin : Wood or wire? They have both.
  • Room Clerk : Are you here for an affair, sir?
    Benjamin : What?
    Room Clerk : The Singleman party, sir?
    Benjamin : Ah, yes, the Singleman party.
  • Mr. McGuire : [ behind Benjamin ] Ben.
    Benjamin : [ to Joanne ] Excuse me. [ turns ]
    Benjamin : Mr. McGuire.
    Mr. McGuire : Ben.
    Benjamin : Mr. McGuire.
  • Mr. Maguire: Plastics.
  • Benjamin Braddock: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me... Aren't you?
  • Benjamin: Oh my God!
    Mrs. Robinson: Pardon?
    Benjamin: Oh no, Mrs. Robinson. Oh no.
    Mrs. Robinson: What's wrong?
    Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, you didn't... I mean, you didn't expect...
    Mrs. Robinson: What?
    Benjamin: I mean, you didn't really think I'd do something like that.
    Mrs. Robinson: Like what?
    Benjamin: What do you think?
    Mrs. Robinson: Well, I don't know.
    Benjamin: For god's sake, Mrs. Robinson. Here we are. You got me into your house. You give me a drink. You... put on music. Now you start opening up your personal life to me and tell me your husband won't be home for hours.
    Mrs. Robinson: So?
    Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me.
    Mrs. Robinson: [laughs] Huh?
    Benjamin: Aren't you?
  • Beth-Anne: You know what they say about love? If you really love something, let it go.
    Megs: That sounds painful.
    Beth-Anne: It is. That's why it works.
  • Megs: What does she have that I don't?
    Rachel: Cigarettes. We should buy cigarettes.
    Beth-Anne: You don't even smoke, Rachel.
    Rachel: Just because I haven't smoked doesn't mean I'm not gonna love it, Beth-Anne! Jesus F-ing Christ!
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