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‘I Just Want to Say One Word to You’

From Associated Press

The “plastics” exchange between a middle-aged businessman and Benjamin Braddock, a college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate,” the top-grossing film of 1968:

Businessman: I just want to say one word to you, just one word.

Benjamin: Yes, sir.

Businessman: Are you listening?

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Benjamin: Yes I am.

Businessman: Plastics.

Benjamin (after a long pause): Exactly how do you mean?

Businessman: There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?

Benjamin: Yes I will.

Businessman: ‘Nuff said. That’s a deal.


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