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Rain Man -- When Charlie Babbitt goes home to the Midwest for his estranged father's funeral, he learns not only that he's been cut out of his inheritance, but that he has a grown brother...Raymond...who has been sheltered almost all of his life in an East Coast institution for the developmentally disabled.
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Writers (WGA):
Barry Morrow (story)
Ronald Bass (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
16 December 1988 (USA) See more »
A journey through understanding and fellowship.
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won 4 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dustin Hoffman ... Raymond Babbitt

Tom Cruise ... Charlie Babbitt

Valeria Golino ... Susanna

Gerald R. Molen ... Dr. Bruner (as Jerry Molen)
Jack Murdock ... John Mooney

Michael D. Roberts ... Vern

Ralph Seymour ... Lenny

Lucinda Jenney ... Iris

Bonnie Hunt ... Sally Dibbs

Kim Robillard ... Small Town Doctor

Beth Grant ... Mother at Farm House
Dolan Dougherty ... Farm House Kid
Marshall Dougherty ... Farm House Kid
Patrick Dougherty ... Farm House Kid
John-Michael Dougherty ... Farm House Kid
Peter Dougherty ... Farm House Kid
Andrew Dougherty ... Farm House Kid
Loretta Wendt Jolivette ... Dr. Bruner's Secretary
Donald E. Jones ... Minister at Funeral
Byron P. Cavnar ... Man in Waiting Room
Donna J. Dickson ... Nurse
Earl Roat ... Man on Wallbrook Road
William Montgomery Jr. ... Wallbrook Patient Entering TV Room
Elizabeth Lower ... Bank Officer
Michael C. Hall ... Police Officer at Accident
Robert W. Heckel ... Police Officer at Accident
W. Todd Kenner ... Police Officer at Accident
Kneeles Reeves ... Amarillo Hotel Owner
Jack W. Cope ... Irate Driver
Nick Mazzola ... Blackjack Dealer
Ralph Tabakin ... Shift Boss

Ray Baker ... Mr. Kelso
Isadore Figler ... Pit Boss
Ralph M. Cardinale ... Pit Boss
Sam Roth ... Floorman
Nanci M. Harvey ... Lady at Blackjack Table
Kenneth E. Lowden ... Guard in Video Room
Jocko Marcellino ... Las Vegas Crooner
John Thorstensen ... Train Conductor
Blanche Salter ... Woman at Pancake Counter

Jake Hoffman ... Boy at Pancake Counter

Royce D. Applegate ... (voice)

June Christopher ... (voice)

Anna Mathias ... (voice)

Archie Hahn ... (voice)

Luisa Leschin ... (voice)
Ira Miller ... (voice)

Chris Mulkey ... (voice)
Tracy Newman ... (voice)
Julie Payne ... (voice)

Reni Santoni ... (voice)

Bridget Sienna ... (voice)
Ruth Silveira ... (voice)

Jonathan Stark ... (voice)

Lynne Marie Stewart ... (voice)
Arnold F. Turner ... (voice)
Gigi Vorgan ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard A. Buswell ... Car Driver (uncredited)

Barry Levinson ... Doctor (uncredited)
Matthew Mattingly ... Autistic Pianist (uncredited)
Aaron Weiler ... Airport Security Guard (uncredited)

Mark Winn ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Barry Levinson 
Writing credits
Barry Morrow (story)

Ronald Bass (screenplay) and
Barry Morrow (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Guber .... executive producer
Mark Johnson .... producer
David McGiffert .... associate producer
Gerald R. Molen .... co-producer
Gail Mutrux .... associate producer
Jon Peters .... executive producer
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography by
John Seale (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stu Linder (film editor)
Casting by
Louis DiGiaimo 
Production Design by
Ida Random 
Art Direction by
William A. Elliott 
Set Decoration by
Linda DeScenna 
Costume Design by
Bernie Pollack 
Makeup Department
Edwin Butterworth .... makeup artist (as Ed Butterworth)
Rick Sharp .... key makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
Production Management
Gerald R. Molen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cara Giallanza .... second assistant director
Cherylanne Martin .... second second assistant director
David McGiffert .... first assistant director
B. Scott Senechal .... dga trainee (as Scott Senechal)
Art Department
Edward Aiona .... property master (as Edward A. Aiona)
James Hegedus .... production illustrator
Tom McCown .... set dresser
Ric McElvin .... leadman
James F. Orendorff .... construction foreman (as Jamie Orendorff)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Nancy Gilmore .... set dresser (uncredited)
Joe Ward .... second construction foreman (uncredited)
Ron Yates .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Richard Beggs .... sound designer
Richard Bryce Goodman .... sound mixer
Craig Harris .... special sound processor
Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor (as Pieter S. Hubbard)
David J. Hudson .... re-recording mixer (as David Hudson)
Bruce Lacey .... sound editor
John A. Larsen .... sound editor
Jimmy Ling .... sound editor
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley effects
Bill Phillips .... supervising sound editor
John Phillips .... sound editor
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders .... sound editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley effects (as Edward Steidele)
Marian Wilde .... assistant sound designer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... sound editor (as Jeff Wilhoit)
Carl Fischer .... boom operator (uncredited)
Jay Wilkinson .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Donald Myers .... special effects supervisor (as Don Myers)
Visual Effects by
Mark Sullivan .... matte painter
Frank Abel .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian W. Armstrong .... first assistant cameraman (as Brian Armstrong)
David Canestro .... best boy (as David M. Canestro)
John J. Ellingwood .... second assistant cameraman (as Jack Ellingwood)
Norman Harris .... lighting technician (as Norm Harris)
M. Todd Henry .... camera operator
David Katz .... video playback
Ron Kenyon .... best boy
Robin P. Knight .... key grip (as Robin Knight)
Nicholas S. McLean .... second assistant cameraman
Howard Rose .... first assistant cameraman
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
Kenneth Zunder .... camera operator
Rob McCarthy .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Randy Nolen .... panaglide operator (uncredited)
Peter Van Eynde .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Marie Rowe .... additional casting
Jaki Baskow .... las vegas casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Moore .... costumer
James W. Tyson .... costumer (as James Tyson)
Marie Boller .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Blair Daily .... assistant editor
Rhody Davis .... post-production coordinator
Thomas R. Moore .... additional editor
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Al Clay .... music recordist
James Flamberg .... music editor
Allan Mason .... music supervisor
Jay Rifkin .... music recordist
Tim Devine .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bill Gray .... transportation coordinator
Bob Johnson .... picture car coordinator (as Bob Johnson Sr.)
Steven R. Molen .... transportation captain (as Steven Molen)
Tim Abbatoye .... second transportation captain (uncredited)
Billy Baxter .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Maxwell R. Johnson II .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Roger Wooge .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Todd J. Adelman .... first aid (as Todd Adelman)
Michael Frost Beckner .... assistant: Mr. Levinson
Robin Citrin .... location manager
Patricia Douglas .... production assistant
Andrea Doven .... assistant: Mr. Cruise (as Andrea Morse)
Leigh French .... adr group coordinator
Lee Gottsegen .... production associate
Scott Harris .... production assistant
Michael Helfand .... production assistant
Keith Jones .... production assistant
Jack Klette .... production assistant
Bonnie Kurt .... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
William Mapother .... production assistant
Ellen Pasternack .... unit publicist
Bernard Rimland .... consultant: autistic behavior, Institute of Child Behavior Research, San Diego, California (as Bernard Rimland Ph.D.)
Arnold M. Rosen .... consultant: autistic behavior, Gracie Square Hospital, New York, New York (as Arnold M. Rosen M.D.)
Ken Ryan .... production accountant
Lata Ryan .... production coordinator
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Kas Self .... stand-in: Mr. Hoffman
Bodil Sivertsen .... consultant: autistic behavior, The Jay Nolan Center, Los Angeles, California (as Bodil Sivertsen Ph.D.)
Ruth C. Sullivan .... consultant: autistic behavior, Autism Services Center, Huntington, West Virginia (as Ruth C. Sullivan Ph.D.)
Steven Talmy .... production assistant
Peter E. Tanguay .... consultant: autistic behavior, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California (as Peter E. Tanguay M.D.)
Darold A. Treffert .... consultant: autistic behavior, Brookside Medical Center, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (as Darold A. Treffert M.D.)
Dara Weintraub .... assistant production coordinator
Diane Bass .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Matt Casella .... talent scout (uncredited)
Jody Hummer .... location assistant (uncredited)
Lee Lanier .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lance Mazmanian .... assistant location scout: Las Vegas (uncredited)
Richard Murken .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lare Roberts .... stand-in (uncredited)
Neil Toussaint .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ted Bafaloukos .... special thanks
Roger Birnbaum .... special thanks
Ken Friedman .... special thanks
Kim Peek .... special thanks
Peggy Siegal .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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133 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 | Japan:G (2009) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:10 (original rating) | Norway:11 (re-rating) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (No. 29501) | West Germany:12

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The highest-grossing movie of 1988.See more »
Continuity: When Charlie and Ray first arrive in Las Vegas, they are traveling southbound on the Strip as evidenced by the Westward Ho passing left to right on Ray's side of the car. A few shots later they are passing the Flamingo Hilton in a northerly direction. Finally, a shot facing south shows the car again passing the Westward Ho in a southbound direction.See more »
[first lines]
Charlie:[on telephone] Now it's five and a half weeks and I'm still sitting on four Lamborghinis that can't meet spot emissions standards. Now, how many times you wash out with EPA?
Lenny:[on a separate line] Uh, yes sir, they're finally, uh, clearing EPA; uh, just one or two more days.
Charlie:Three times? You're really on a roll here, my friend; four cars, three times each - that's zip for twelve. What are you, a... mechanic, or a NASA engineer? Now listen, now, I told you I've never dealt with these Lamborghinis before, and yet you assured me that you can deliver these cars within that time frame. Don't, don't tell me that, 'cause I - I'm not even listening.
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33 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A movie that makes you smile and cry, simultaneously, 24 May 2009
Author: nagsaptarshi from India

Well, it took me 21 years to watch this movie.Literally, the first time when I saw this movie was when it was released and I was back then a kid of 9 years who barely could understand the delicacy of human characters portrayed in the movie.And finally when I watched the movie again, I was 30 and boy oh boy,I was blown over.What a performance by Dustin Hoffman!!!Is it his best so far?Well, may not be, coz he is such a fine actor and he has so many good movies in his kitty.But truly it was one of his most memorable ones.And Tom Cruise, oh man, this bloke can act.I have always been so much skeptic about his acting skills.But I am happy that I have been proved wrong.He can act, thats for sure and this movie is a documentary proof of it.The best thing about this movie is of course the chemistry between them, a spoilt brat and an autistic person.The director handles such an issue with such panache that you are compelled to emote with the protagonists.Valeria Golino did an excellent job in her small role.She really sparkled in the elevator scene.The rest of the cast did a fine job, too.Overall, it is a memorable movie backed by power house performances.Don't ever take the risk of missing it.

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