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Rain Man (1988)

R | | Drama | 16 December 1988 (USA)
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Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Raymond Babbitt
... Charlie Babbitt
... Susanna
... Dr. Bruner (as Jerry Molen)
Jack Murdock ... John Mooney
... Vern
... Lenny
... Iris
... Sally Dibbs
... Small Town Doctor
... 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
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Storyline

Charles Sanford "Charlie" Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie who is at war with his own life. Charlie, as a young teenager, used his father's 1949 Buick convertible without permission and as a result, he went to jail for two days on account that his father reported it stolen. It is then that Charlie learns that his estranged father died and left him from his last will and testament a huge bed of roses and the car while the remainder will of $3 Million goes into a trust fund to be distributed to someone. Charlie seemed pretty angry by this and decides to look into this matter. It seems as if that "someone" is Raymond, Charlie's unknown brother, an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own, resides at the Walbrook Institute. Charlie then kidnaps Raymond and decides to take him on a lust for life trip to the west coast as a threat to get the $3 Million inheritance. Raymond's acts and nagging, including repeated talks of "Abbott & Costello",... Written by Christopher Howell (Ckhowell75360@aol.com)

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A journey through understanding and fellowship.

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,005,719, 16 December 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$172,825,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,000,000
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Trivia

Charlie Babbitt's car was a 1983 Ferrari 400 i, a front-engined V12 2+2 grand tourer. See more »

Goofs

The scene when Ray gets out of the car on the interstate the posted interstate sign says West 275 (odd number). This is incorrect. The Interstate System is based on a grid, with east-west routes bearing even numbers and north-south routes bearing odd numbers. Therefore the sign should've had an even number going west. However, triple-digit interstates such as I-275 are auxiliary freeways from its parent highway (in this case Interstate 75) and can travel and be signed in any one of the main cardinal directions. In the case of I-275, it is a ring freeway around Cincinnati, so at some points in would be going in, and signed, east-west. See more »

Quotes

[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 ...
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the movie, Raymond is taking pictures. The pictures that he takes are shown as the background for the credits. See more »

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After Midnight
(1966) (uncredited)
Written by J.J. Cale
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A movie that will make even the most macho man cry
25 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have to say that this is Tom and Dustin's best performances by far. They are such a wonderful duo together. I love seeing how Tom reacts to Dustin's character. Two brothers, one being successful and the other mentally challenged, are finally reunited. They both learn how to live with each other and eventually learn to love each other. As for a best picture, I wasn't too sure. But the actors will impress you. I would recommend this movie to anyone. It has wonderful characters and some great laughs. But also some very touching moments. You really have to like this movie. It's too memorable to miss.

8/10


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