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Writers (WGA):
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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 24 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)

Darryl Wooten ... BlackJack Dealer (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 Alan 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)
Location Management
Robin Citrin .... location manager
Jody Hummer .... location assistant (uncredited)
Lance Mazmanian .... assistant location scout: Las Vegas (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
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)
Dianne E. Collins .... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)
Steven Kunes .... creative consultant (uncredited)
Lee Lanier .... production assistant (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 | 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

Did You Know?

One of the comments written on a preview card that amused Barry Levinson during the film's initial previews was "I was hoping the little guy would snap out of it".See more »
Continuity: Dr. Bruner implies that Raymond has been at Wallbrook since 1960, but Raymond later says he was taken there January 21, 1965.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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59 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
brilliant when you think about it, 6 June 2004
Author: arvid_gerge from Sweden

I was thinking of the way different movies seem to be good. Some have lots of action, others a bunch of special-effects. But then it strikes you, that what represents real depth, real quality is when a movie can be good without those features. When it's the dialogue, the story and the acting that strikes you. This film has really only two characters, all others play only minor roles (Cruise's girlfriend has some importance though). Two characters basically, and one dialogue - that's all you need when you've got a script as good as this, and two such great actors. Only that is brilliant. But this film also has such fine, very true episodes, small stories in the larger film. One example is when Ray watches court TV with the working class woman and her many children out in the's such a fine picture, just outstanding. ALL IN ALL A GREAT FILM!

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