Rain Man
Rating
Details
Director:Barry Levinson
Writer:Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass
Producer:Peter Guber, Mark Johnson, David McGiffert, Gerald R. Molen
Theatrical:1988
Rated:R
Studio:MGM (Video & DVD)
Genre:Drama
Duration:134
Summary
"Rain Man" is the kind of touching drama that Oscars are made for--and, sure enough, the film took Academy honors for best picture, director, screenplay, and actor (Dustin Hoffman) in 1988. Hoffman plays Raymond, an autistic savant whose late father has left him $3 million in a trust. This gets the attention of his materialistic younger brother, a hot-shot LA car dealer named Charlie (Tom Cruise) who wasn't even aware of Raymond's existence until he read his estranged father's will. Charlie picks up Raymond and takes him on a cross-country journey that becomes a voyage of discovery for Charlie, and, perhaps, for Raymond, too. "Rain Man" will either captivate you or irritate you (Raymond's sputtering of repetitious phrases is enough to drive anyone crazy), but it is obviously a labor of love for those involved. Hoffman had been attached to the film for many years, as various directors and writers came and went, but his persistence eventually paid off--kind of like Raymond in Las Vegas. Look for director Barry Levinson in a cameo as a psychiatrist near the end of the film. "--Jim Emerson"
Cast
Tom Cruise Charlie Babbitt
Andrew Dougherty Farm House Kid
Dolan Dougherty Farm House Kid
John-Michael Dougherty Farm House Kid
Marshall Dougherty Farm House Kid
Dustin Hoffman Raymond Babbitt
Valeria Golino Susanna
Gerald R. Molen Dr. Bruner
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
Patrick Dougherty Farm House Kid
Peter Dougherty Farm House Kid
Loretta Wendt Jolivette Dr. Bruner's Secretary
Donald E. Jones Minister at Funeral
Bryon P. Caunar 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-over Actor (voice)
June Christopher Voice-over Actor (voice)
Anna Mathias Voice-over Actor (voice)
Archie Hahn Voice-over Actor (voice)
Luisa Leschin Voice-over Actor (voice)
Ira Miller Voice-over Actor (voice)
Chris Mulkey Voice-over Actor (voice)
Tracy Newman Voice-over Actor (voice)
Julie Payne Voice-over Actor (voice)
Reni Santoni Voice-over Actor (voice)
Bridget Sienna Voice-over Actor (voice)
Ruth Silveira Voice-over Actor (voice)
Jonathan Stark Voice-over Actor (voice)
Lynne Marie Stewart Voice-over Actor (voice)
Arnold F. Turner Voice-over Actor (voice)
Gigi Vorgan Voice-over Actor (voice)
Richard A. Buswell Car Driver (uncredited)
Barry Levinson Doctor (uncredited)
Matthew Mattingly Autistic Pianist
Aaron Weiler Airport Security Guard (uncredited)
Mark Winn Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Hans Zimmer Composer
John Seale Cinematographer
Stu Linder Editor
Donald Myers special effects supervisor
DVD Details
Languages:English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French
Sound:AC-3
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Picture Format:Widescreen
Discs:1
Region:1
Release:Feb 2004