Rain Man(Blu-ray)

Directed By: Barry Levinson Starring: Tom Cruise Dustin Hoffman

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Product Overview


Studio Mgm Entertainment
SKU 219369920
UPC 883904232032
UPC 14 00883904232032
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/14/2014
Rating UR
Character Study
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Mental Illness
Tear Jerker
Theatrical Release
Wise Fools
Editors Note
Note 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. Barry Levinson directs Ron Bass's script with impeccable timing and a wonderful sense of humor.
Plot Summary
Summary After their father dies, a smooth-talking businessman is reunited with his autistic older brother to whose caretakers his father left a fortune. Needing the money himself, he kidnaps him for a rocky cross-country drive only to discover the void his brother had filled in his empty childhood.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Definitely not my underwear."--Raymond (Dustin Hoffman)
Quote "Gotta watch Wapner. Gotta watch Wapner."--Raymond
New York Times "...[For] Hoffman, RAIN MAN is a star's dream of a role....A becomingly modest, decently thought-out, sometimes funny film..." 12/16/1988 p.C12
Los Angeles Times "...Hoffman makes all this hypnotically interesting..." 12/16/1988 p.C1
USA Today "...Dustin Hoffman, unforgettable as an autistic savant, again makes you wonder how many milestones one actor can accrue in a career..." 09/01/1989 p.3D
Total Film "...Hoffman steals the show..." 07/01/2000 p.110,"Cruise gets serious, showing a generous willingness to play straight man to a flashier performance." 07/01/2006 p.136
Entertainment Weekly "Fifteen years after it won Best Picture, Barry Levinson's fable still resonates." 02/13/2004 p.61
Barry Levinson
Tom Cruise
Dustin Hoffman
Cast & Crew
Kim Robillard - Star
Lucinda Jenney - Star
Tom Cruise - Star
Bonnie Hunt - Star
Ralph Seymour - Star
Valeria Golino - Star
Jerry Molden - Star
Dustin Hoffman - Star
Michael D. Roberts - Star
John M. Murdock - Star
Ronald Bass - Screenwriter
Mark Johnson - Producer
Barry Morrow - Screenwriter
John Seale - Cinematographer
Barry Morrow - Source Writer
Hans Zimmer - Composer
Barry Levinson - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1988
UPC 00883904232032
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 134 minutes
Color Color
Name Dustin Hoffman
Award Category Best Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1988
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Barry Levinson
Award Category Best Director
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1988
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Ronald Bass
Award Category Best Original Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1988
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Barry Morrow
Award Category Best Original Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1988
Award Giver Academy Awards
Pan and Scan (TV Format), No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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