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- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 3, 2004
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Mono - Spanish
- Stereo Surround - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Collectible Packaging
- Audio Commentary:
- Barry Levinson - Director
- Ronald Bass - Screenwriter
- Barry Morrow - Screenwriter
- Photo Galleries
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise|
|Performer:||Valeria Golino, Jerry Molden, John M. Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt & Kim Robillard|
|Directed by||Barry Levinson|
|Edited by||Stu Linder|
|Screenwriting by||Ronald Bass & Barry Morrow|
|Composition by||Hans Zimmer|
|Produced by||Mark Johnson|
|Director of Photography:||John Seale|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Definitely not my underwear."
- Raymond (Dustin Hoffman)
"Gotta watch Wapner. Gotta watch Wapner."
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Director: Barry Levinson
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Original Screenplay: Barry Morrow & Ronald Bass
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Picture
...Dustin Hoffman, unforgettable as an autistic savant, again makes you wonder how many milestones one actor can accrue in a career...
...Hoffman steals the show...
...wonderful performances make it a memorable trip. Hoffman has by far the juicier role, an opportunity to transform himself almost as radically as he did in Tootsie. Full Review
A professionally made, commercial film, no doubt, but its secrets can be uncovered with a second viewing. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Rating: 4/4 -- Barry Levinson directs in masterful style It is his best effort in what promises to be a distinguished career. Full Review
...[For] Hoffman, RAIN MAN is a star's dream of a role....A becomingly modest, decently thought-out, sometimes funny film...
New York Times
...Hoffman makes all this hypnotically interesting...
Los Angeles Times
Callous hustler Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is busy working on his next deal when he receives word that his estranged father has died. After traveling back to Ohio from Los Angeles for the funeral, Charlie is miffed to find that although he will receive a vintage Buick from his father's estate, he isn't getting a cent of the three-million-dollar fortune. Instead, Charlie finds that the money has been left to the caretakers of his institutionalized autistic brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). Once he gets over the shock of the existence of a brother of whom he seems to have no recollection, Charlie kidnaps Raymond and heads cross-country in the Buick in an attempt to get a cut of the inheritance to pay off some of his failing deals. However, during their adventure, Charlie not only learns how to deal with Raymond's many idiosyncrasies, but he also actually begins to care about his older brother, surprising even himself with his ability to love and his realization that money isn't necessarily the most important thing. Barry Levinson directs Ron Bass's script with impeccable timing and a wonderful sense of humor.
After their father dies, a smooth-talking businessman is reunited with his autistic older brother to whose caretakers his father left a fortune. Needing the money himself, he kidnaps him for a rocky cross-country drive only to discover the void his brother had filled in his empty childhood.
Family Interaction | Tear Jerker | Self-Discovery | On-The-Road | Recommended | Character Study | Wise Fools | Mental Illness | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- Theatrical release: December 16, 1988.
- Filmed on location in Cincinnati, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Hinto, El Reno, Guthrie, and Cogar, Oklahoma; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Southgate, Kentucky.
- Estimated budget: $25 million.
- Academy Awards (4): Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Director, Best Pictire, Best Writing-Original Screenplay. Additional Academy Award nominations (4) for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Music-Original Score.
- Richard Price, David Rayfiel and Kurt Luedtke were uncredited authors on the screenplay.
- Martin Brest was originally to direct, but he resigned over creative differences. Barry Levinson took over and shot the film in nine weeks.
- Autistic behavior consultants on the film were: Bernard Rinland of the Institute for Child Behavior Research, San Diego, California; Darold A. Treffert of Brookside Medical Center, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Ruth C. Sullivan of the Autism Services Center, Huntington, West Virginia; Bodil Sivertsen of the Jay Nolan Center, Los Angeles, California; Peter E. Tanguay of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California; and Arnold M. Rosen of Gracie Square Hospital, New York, New York.
- Began shooting May 2, 1988; completed shooting July 28, 1988. Shown at a benefit screening in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 13, 1988.
- Shown in competition at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival February 19-20 and the 1989 Panorama of World Cinema in Sofia, Bulgaria, November 20-30.
- Dustin Hoffman won the Italian David Award for Best Actor in a Foreign Film.
- UPC: 027616884169
- Shipping Weight: 0.24/lbs (approx)
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