Rain man [videorecording] /
by Levinson, Barry [drt]; Morrow, Barry [aut]; Bass, Ronald [aus]; Johnson, Mark [pro]; Hoffman, Dustin [act]; Cruise, Tom [act]; Golino, Valeria [act]; Molen, Gerald R [act]; Hunt, Bonnie [act]; MGM/UA Entertainment Co; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; United Artists Corporation; Guber-Peters Company; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: Santa Monica, CA : Beverly Hills, CA : MGM United Artists Entertainment ; Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006Edition: Special ed.Description: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned..Title notes: $19.99 7/26/2011 (cc)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Autism -- Drama | Brothers -- Drama | Savants (Savant syndrome) -- Drama | Young men -- Conduct of life -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Families -- Drama | Friendship -- Drama | Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Drama | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama | Feature films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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Self-centered, avaricious Californian Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is informed that his long-estranged father has died. Expecting at least a portion of the elder Babbitt's $3 million estate, Charlie learns that all he's inherited is his dad's prize roses and a 1949 Buick Roadmaster. Discovering that the $3 million is being held in trust for an unidentified party, Charlie heads to his home town of Cincinnati to ascertain who that party is. It turns out that the beneficiary is Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman), the autistic-savant older brother that Charlie never knew he had. Able to memorize reams of trivia and add, subtract, multiply, and divide without a second's hesitation, Raymond is otherwise incapable of functioning as a normal human being. Aghast that Raymond is to receive his father's entire legacy, Charlie tries to cut a deal with Raymond's guardian. When this fails, Charlie "borrows" Raymond from the institution where he lives, hoping to use his brother as leverage to claim half the fortune. During their subsequent cross-country odyssey, Charlie is forced to accommodate Raymond's various autistic idiosyncracies, not the least of which is his insistence on adhering to a rigid daily schedule: he must, for example, watch People's Court and Jeopardy every day at the same time, no matter what. On hitting Las Vegas, Charlie hopes to harness Raymond's finely-honed mathematical skills to win big at the gaming tables; but this exploitation of his brother's affliction compels Charlie to reassess his own values, or lack thereof. A longtime pet project of star Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man was turned down by several high-profile directors before Barry Levinson took on the challenge of bringing Ronald Bass' screenplay to fruition (Levinson also appears in the film as a psychiatrist). All three men won Oscars, and the movie won Best Picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, 2.0 Dolby surround, Dolby mono.; widescreen presentation preserving the 1.85:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned..
Dustin Hoffman (Raymond Babbitt), Tom Cruise (Charlie Babbitt), Valeria Golino (Susanna), Jerry Molen (Dr. Bruner), Bonnie Hunt (Sally Dibbs).
Director of photography, John Seale ; film editor, Stu Linder ; music, Hans Zimmer ; production designer, Ida Random ; costume designer, Bernie Pollack ; consultants on autistic behavior, Bernard Rimland, Darold A. Treffert, Ruth C. Sullivan, Bodil Siversten, Peter E. Tanguay, Arnold M. Rosen.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1988.
Charlie Babbitt is a would-be Trump, selling high-end import automobiles with dubious pedigrees in L.A. He's also a self-absorbed, fast-talking shark--materialistic, cold, all business. When he learns his wealthy, estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati to claim his share of the estate: his Dad's prize roses and a 1949 Buick Roadmaster. The 3 million dollar estate has been left in trust for Raymond, a brother he never knew he had. Determined to get "his half" of the money, Charlie steals Raymond from the institution that is his home, in order to force the trustee to give him half to avoid a custody fight. Raymond is autistic, and a mass of idiosyncratic routines and nervous habits: he won't go out in the rain; he recites "Who's on first?" when he's upset; he flatly refuses to fly. Accompanied by Charlie's long suffering girlfriend Susanna, Charlie and Raymond begin the cross-country journey to Los Angeles. What begins as an unsentimental journey for the Babbitt brothers becomes much more than the distance between two places.
Main title/Car delivery -- Fighting off the sharks -- "Let's talk!" -- Charity to most -- "I got the rosebushes" -- "Raymond is your brother" -- Strictly routine -- Back in two hours -- "Definitely not my room" -- Whose money is it? -- Pancake Tuesday -- Toothpicks -- "Qantas never crashed" -- Lots of traffic -- Rained in -- "I'm an excellent driver" -- Walk, don't walk -- "He's artistic?" -- "Four minutes to Wapner" -- Who is on first -- Day Rain Man left -- Dryer TV/Out of business -- Cardsharp savant -- Sparkly Iris -- Dancing for high rollers -- Substitute date -- Driving home -- Not the money anymore -- It has to stop -- Questions for Raymond -- On the shiny train -- End credits.
Special features: Original featurette (7 min.); Deleted scene (2 min.); Photo gallery [slide show]; Original theatrical trailer (2 min.); Audio commentary by director Barry Levinson [optional feature]; Audio commentary by co-writer Barry Morrow[optional feature]; Audio commentary by co-writer Ronald Bass [optional feature]; Other great MGM releases [trailers] (4 min.); Other great Academy Award winners [text feature]; More great MGM releases [text feature].
Academy Award, Best Picture (Mark Johnson) -- Best Actor in a Leading Role (Dustin Hoffman) -- Best Director (Barry Levinson) -- Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow), 1988.
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