Rain man

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Self-centered, avaricious Californian Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is informed that his long-estranged father has died. Expecting at least a portion of the elder Babbitt's $3 million estate, Charlie learns that all he's inherited is his dad's prize roses and a 1949 Buick Roadmaster. Discovering that the $3 million is being held in trust for an unidentified party, Charlie heads to his home town of Cincinnati to ascertain who that party is. It turns out that the beneficiary is Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman), the autistic-savant older brother that Charlie never knew he had. Able to memorize reams of trivia and add, subtract, multiply, and divide without a second's hesitation, Raymond is otherwise incapable of functioning as a normal human being. Aghast that Raymond is to receive his father's entire legacy, Charlie tries to cut a deal with Raymond's guardian. When this fails, Charlie "borrows" Raymond from the institution where he lives, hoping to use his brother as leverage to claim half the fortune. During their subsequent cross-country odyssey, Charlie is forced to accommodate Raymond's various autistic idiosyncracies, not the least of which is his insistence on adhering to a rigid daily schedule: he must, for example, watch People's Court and Jeopardy every day at the same time, no matter what. On hitting Las Vegas, Charlie hopes to harness Raymond's finely-honed mathematical skills to win big at the gaming tables; but this exploitation of his brother's affliction compels Charlie to reassess his own values, or lack thereof. A longtime pet project of star Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man was turned down by several high-profile directors before Barry Levinson took on the challenge of bringing Ronald Bass' screenplay to fruition (Levinson also appears in the film as a psychiatrist). All three men won Oscars, and the movie won Best Picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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auth_author2Bass, Ronald,
Cruise, Tom, 1962-
Golino, Valeria,
Golino, Valeria.
Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-
Johnson, Mark, 1945 December 27-
Levinson, Barry,
Linder, Stu,
Morrow, Barry,
Seale, John, 1942-
Zimmer, Hans,
author2-roleBass, Ronald,screenwriter.
Cruise, Tom,1962-
Cruise, Tom,1962-actor.
Golino, Valeria,actor.
Golino, Valeria.
Guber-Peters Company.
Hoffman, Dustin,1937-
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Johnson, Mark,1945 December 27-producer.
Levinson, Barry,director.
Linder, Stu,film editor.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Morrow, Barry,screenwriter.
Seale, John,1942-director of photography.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
United Artists Corporation.
Zimmer, Hans,composer.
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Autism
Autism -- Drama
Autismo -- Teatro
Brothers
Brothers -- Drama
Brothers -- United States -- Drama
DVDs
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Hermanos (Varones) -- Teatro
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Road films
Savants (Savant syndrome) -- Drama
Swindlers and swindling
Swindlers and swindling -- Drama
United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_displayRain man
title_fullRain man / United Artists presents a Gruber-Peters Company production ; story by Barry Morrow ; screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow ; produced by Mark Johnson ; directed by Barry Levinson
Rain man [videorecording] / United Artists presents ; a Guber-Peters Company production ; story by Barry Morrow ; screenplay by Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow ; produced by Mark Johnson ; directed by Barry Levinson ; in association with Star Partners II, Ltd
title_shortRain man
topic_facetAutism
Autismo
Brothers
Hermanos (Varones)
Savants (Savant syndrome)
Swindlers and swindling
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