Rain Man

Rain Man

DVD - 2004
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A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he thinks should be his 3 million dollar inheritance, he kidnaps the autistic brother he never knew he had, and takes him on the ride of his life.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : MGM Home Entertainment, c2004
Edition: Special ed., widescreen
ISBN: 9780792859673
0792859677
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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rslade
Mar 03, 2016

Possibly the only decent movie Tom Cruise ever made, but, of course, Dustin Hoffman is the standout.

d2013 Aug 07, 2015

Great classic. Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise are excellent as usual!

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jeffi22
May 05, 2015

classic road trip movie... 97x the future of rock and roll! Also interesting to see how autism spectrum was portrayed 30 years ago

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pegasus71
May 28, 2014

Dustin Hoffman did an excellent job in his realization of a severely autistic individual, though not being intimately familiar with such cases, I couldn’t attest to the accuracy of the screenplay’s characterization which at times impressed me as overly exaggerated especially during the first half of the film. Cruise seemed a natural for the role of Charlie Babbitt and it was interesting to see how both brothers evidenced personality dysfunction but in quite differing dimensions. I was pleased to see that as the film progressed a deeper sense of self-realization and mutual understanding on behalf of both Charlie and Raymond was developed which gave greater overall substance to the story.

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petercorell
May 18, 2014

It has been many years since I last saw " Rain Man", but it still holds up as one of the best films I have ever seen. That is one of the beauties of a classic movie. You can watch it again and love it just as much the second time around. Dustin Hoffman deserves all the praise he has received for his performance as an autistic savant. That is not an easy role to play. In the hands of Dustin Hoffman, he consistently gives the character warmth and personality. Tom Cruise should not be overlooked as his dishonest brother that will learn about life from his savant brother. Few of us will ever meet an autistic savant but through " Rain Man" we gain a personal insight into these remarkable individuals lives. A great family movie. We are not all the same. Some are just more special than others. That is why we have such things as the "Special Olympics". Rain Man will remain on the top shelf of Classic American Films with me.

inasalsaberi May 16, 2014

If you like this movie then I suggest you search for the great Indian movie (Tarre Zameen Par) means every child is special.

btmslt May 23, 2012

A somewhat entertaining movie about the relationship between two brothers.

wayne19711012 Apr 27, 2012

ok

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loonat11860
Jun 07, 2011

If you like this movie, I highly recommend you to watch "Ocean Heaven", a Chinese movie with English sub-title, starring Jet Li.
You will learn another type of autistism and no one can deliver it better than the guy in this movie. Get your tissue box next to you....

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Horseshoe
Feb 26, 2011

A wonderful touching film. Dustin Hoffman is incredible in this role. One of my favourite movies.

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