Rain man

United States, 1988

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My father has stuck it to me all my life, complains Charlie Babbitt, a callous self-centred young hustler who feels he’s been cheated. After his father’s death, Charlie’s inheritance comprises of prized rose bushes and a vintage ‘49 Buick convertible. Charlie soon uncovers yet another surprise - a brother he never knew he had. Dustin Hoffman’s Oscar winning portrayal of Raymond, an autistic savant living in a world devoid of human perceptions, may well be the crowning achievement of his distinguished career. Discovering Raymond in an institution, Charlie abducts him in a last ditch effort to extort his “fair share” of the family estate. What begins as an unsentimental journey across the country, evolves into a mystical odyssey of love and self revelation as Raymond forces Charlie to grow beyond the limits of his own handicapped heart. Stars Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.



Barry Levinson


Mark Johnson

production company

Guber-Peters Company

United Artists Corporation







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