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Rain Man

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Original title
Rain Man
Running time
129 min.
United States United States
Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow
Hans Zimmer
John Seale
United Artists, Guber-Peters Company, Mirage Entertainment
Drama | Family Relationships. Disease/illness. Autism
Synopsis / Plot
Callous hustler Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is busy working on his next deal when he receives word that his estranged father has died. After traveling back to Ohio from Los Angeles for the funeral, Charlie is miffed to find that although he will receive a vintage Buick from his father’s estate, he isn’t getting a cent of the three-million-dollar fortune. Instead, Charlie finds that the money has been left to the caretakers of his institutionalized autistic brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). Once he gets over the shock of the existence of a brother of whom he seems to have no recollection, Charlie kidnaps Raymond and heads cross-country in the Buick in an attempt to get a cut of the inheritance to pay off some of his failing deals. However, during their adventure, Charlie not only learns how to deal with Raymond’s many idiosyncrasies, but he also actually begins to care about his older brother, surprising even himself with his ability to love and his realization that money isn’t necessarily the most important thing.
1988: 4 Academy Awards: Best Movie, Director, Actor (Hoffman) & Screenplay. 8 Nom.
1988: Golden Globes: Best Drama Movie and Actor (Hoffman). 4 nominations
1989: BAFTA Awards: 3 nominations, including Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman)
1989: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear
1989: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1988: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film and Actor (Dustin Hoffman). 3 Nom.
1988: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman)
1988: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director
1988: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
1988: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman)
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