It tells the story of abrasive, selfish young wheeler-dealer Charlie Babbitt Tom Cruisewho discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all of his multimillion-dollar estate Amanda Ford - On Fire his other son, Raymond Dustin Hoffmanan autistic savantof whose existence Charlie was unaware.
Charlie is left with only his father's beloved vintage car and rosebushes. Valeria Golino also stars as Charlie's girlfriend Susanna. Morrow created the character of Raymond after meeting Kim Peeka real-life savant; his characterization was based on both Peek and Bill Sacktera good friend of Morrow who was the subject of Billan earlier film that Morrow wrote.
Rain Man was the highest-grossing film of Its crew received an additional four nominations. Charlie Babbitt is in the middle of importing four Lamborghinis to Los Angeles for resale. He needs to deliver the vehicles to impatient buyers who have already made down payments in order to repay the loan he took out to buy the cars, Rain Man - Various - Megamix the EPA is holding the cars at the port due to the cars failing emissions regulations.
Charlie directs an employee to lie to the buyers while he stalls his creditor. When Charlie learns that his estranged father has died, he and his girlfriend Susanna travel to Cincinnati, Ohioin order to settle the estate. Through social engineeringhe learns the money is being directed to a mental institutionwhere he meets his elder brother, Raymond Babbitt, of whom he was previously unaware. Raymond has savant syndrome and autism and adheres to strict routines.
He has superb recallbut he shows little emotional expression except when in distress. Charlie spirits Raymond out of the mental institution and into a hotel for the night. Susanna becomes upset with the way Charlie treats his brother and leaves. Charlie asks Raymond's doctor, Dr. Gerald R.
Bruner, for half the estate in exchange for Raymond's return, but he refuses. Charlie decides to attempt to gain custody of his brother in order to get control of the money. After Raymond refuses to fly back to Los Angeles, they set out on a cross-country road trip together. They make slow progress because Raymond insists on sticking to his routines, which include watching Judge Wapner on television every day and getting to bed by PM. He also objects to traveling on the interstate after they pass a bad accident.
During the course of the journey, Charlie learns more about Raymond, including that he is a mental calculator with the ability to instantly count hundreds of objects at once, Rain Man - Various - Megamix beyond the normal range of human subitizing abilities. He also learns that Raymond actually lived with the family when Charlie was young and he realizes that the comforting figure from his childhood, whom he falsely remembered as an imaginary friend named "Rain Man", was actually Raymond.
He then figures that Raymond was sent away to the institution after he nearly accidentally injured a young Charlie in a scalding hot bath.
Though the casino bosses are skeptical that anyone can count cards with a six deck shoeafter reviewing security footage they ask Charlie and Raymond to leave. Back in Los Angeles, Charlie meets with Dr. Charlie refuses and says that he is no longer upset about what his father left him, but he wants to have a relationship with his brother. At a meeting with Rain Man - Various - Megamix court-appointed psychiatrist, Raymond is shown to be unable to decide for himself what he wants.
Charlie stops the questioning and tells Raymond he is happy to have him as his brother. Charlie takes Raymond to the train station where he boards an Amtrak train with Dr. Bruner to return to the mental institution.
Charlie Rain Man - Various - Megamix Raymond that he will visit in two weeks. Roger Birnbaum was the first studio executive to give the film a green light ; he did so immediately after Barry Morrow pitched the story. Birnbaum received "special thanks" in the film's credits. Principal photography included nine weeks of filming on location. Almost all of the principal photography occurred during the Writers Guild of America strike ; one key scene that was affected by the lack of writers was the film's final scene.
The website's critical consensus states: "This road-trip movie about an autistic savant and his callow brother is far from seamless, but Barry Levinson's direction is impressive, and strong performances from Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman add to its appeal.
Vincent Canby of The New York Times called Rain Man a "becomingly modest, decently thought-out, sometimes funny film"; Hoffman's performance was a "display of sustained virtuosity. Its end effect depends largely on one's susceptibility to the sight of an actor acting nonstop and extremely Me Love - Lecturer - Me Love, but to no particularly urgent dramatic purpose.
Amy Dawes of Variety wrote that "one of the year's most intriguing film premises One of the film's harshest reviews came from New Yorker magazine critic Pauline Kaelwho said, "Everything in this movie is fudged ever so humanistically, in a perfunctory, low-pressure way. And the picture has its effectiveness: people are crying at it.
Of course they're crying at it—it's a piece of wet kitsch. Roger Ebert gave Rain Man - Various - Megamix film three and a half stars out of four. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:.
Rain Man ' s portrayal of the main character's condition has been seen as creating the erroneous media stereotype that people on the autism spectrum typically have savant skills, and references to Rain Manin particular Rain Man - Various - Megamix Hoffman's performance, have become a popular shorthand for autism and savantism.
Conversely, Rain Man has also been seen as dispelling a number of other misconceptions about autism, and improving public awareness of Rain Man - Various - Megamix failure of many agencies to accommodate autistic people and make use of the abilities they do have, regardless of whether they have savant skills or not. The film is also known for popularizing the misconception that card counting is illegal in the United States.
During Juneat least fifteen major airlines showed edited versions of Rain Man that omitted a scene involving Raymond's refusal to flymentioning the crashes of American Airlines FlightDelta Air Lines Flightand Continental Airlines Flightexcept Negotiating The Charade - Touché Amoré - Touché Amoré Australia-based Qantas.
It launches their entire odyssey across country — because they couldn't fly. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Rain Man disambiguation. Theatrical poster by John Alvin.
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