Rain Man

December 16th, 1988

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Rain Man

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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.

Release Year: 1988

Rating: 8.0/10 (167,143 voted)

Critic's Score: 65/100

Director: Barry Levinson

Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

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 1948 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...

Writers: Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass

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


Official Website: MGM |

Release Date: 16 December 1988

Filming Locations: Caesars Palace - 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $7,005,719 (USA) (16 December 1988) (1248 Screens)

Gross: $354,825,435 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

For in-flight viewing, several airlines deleted the sequence in which Raymond reels off statistics on airline accidents.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the blackjack scene when the dealer pays a $4000 winning bet, he is one chip off, thus stealing $100 from Charlie.

[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.

User Review

Best acting performance I have ever seen

Rating: 9/10

Dustin Hoffman's performance as Raymond Babbitt is,bar none,the best acting performance I have ever seen.I have never seen an actor get so deeply immersed in a character than Hoffman does in this film.He is excellent here,and he deserved nothing less than the Oscar he won for it.As for Tom Cruise,his performance as Raymond's childish and hotheaded brother is also worthy of note.To watch his character slowly shed his ignorance throughout the course of the film was indeed a delight.If you have not seen it,don't deprive yourself any longer.Buy it.It's a keeper.

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