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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):
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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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A good drama that gives an idea of what living with an autistic person must be like See more (326 total) »


  (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
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Dustin Hoffman originally wanted Bill Murray to play Charlie.See more »
Factual errors: "The People's Court" and "Wheel of Fortune" are syndicated TV shows, and, therefore, air at different times of the day in different TV markets - but Raymond is able to watch them at the same time each day (a change in the TV schedule would have been traumatic for him) during his cross-country trip.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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46 out of 61 people found the following review useful.
A good drama that gives an idea of what living with an autistic person must be like, 13 July 2005
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

It's not very difficult to see why this movie won four Oscars and was nominated for four more. The academy loves movies about people with difficult lives or with a handicap. Sometimes it almost feels like they are desperate to show that they too have a heart and so a director who hasn't won anything so far just has to make a movie with such a subject and he can be sure that he will hit the jackpot. Does that also mean that those movies are always excellent? No, although I wish they were. But it has to be said, not all of those movies are bad either, take for instance this "Rain Man". That's certainly a movie that deserves a closer watch.

When the selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt hears that his father has left behind a fortune after his death, but that he won't get it, he is furious. He has never had a good relationship with his father, who threw him out as a teenager, but he sure hoped for more than a now antique convertible. And to make things worse for Charlie, he hears that all the money goes to Raymond, an autistic man who he has never seen before in his life, but who appears to be his brother. And if that shock isn't yet big enough, the man also appears to be able to calculate complicated mathematical problems in his head with great speed and accuracy, but doesn't even understand what money can be used for. Enraged by all this 'injustice', Charlie kidnaps Raymond from his residential home, but then finds out how difficult it is to live with a man who only can live with his fixed routines...

This wouldn't have been a typical eighties movie if there hadn't been a selfish yuppie in it of course, but I must say that it didn't bother me this time. The main reason for that is because it accentuates the contrast between the two men even more. Charlie has nothing else but money on his mind, while Raymond doesn't even know what money is. That's without any doubt a very smart idea which makes this movie work. And that's not the only good thing about this movie. The acting for instance is also very good. Especially Dustin Hoffman is excellent, but that has of course much to do with the role that he is playing. Still, his performance is very believable and remarkable. And even though I'm not a huge Tom Cruise fan, I must say that he was really very good in this movie. The role he was playing seemed to be written for him.

All in all this is a very good movie that sure deserves to be seen. The acting and the story are far above average and give a good idea of what it must be like to live with an autistic person. I'm convinced that this movie certainly doesn't deserve a rating lower than 7.5/10.

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