Rain Man Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Rain Man the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

When his father dies, ambitious and self-centered Charlie Babbit finds he has an older autistic brother who's been institutionalized for years. Needing him to claim an inheritance, he liberates him from the institution and takes to the road, where both brothers undergo subtle changes. The Vegas montage is wonderful. Critically acclaimed drama and a labor of love for the entire cast. Cruise's best performance to date as he goes from cad to recognizing something wonderfully human in his brother and himself. Hoffman is exceptional.

Distribution

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Custody Battles, Mental Retardation, Savants, Road Trip, Gambling, Brothers & Sisters, Top Grossing Films of 1988, Viva Las Vegas!, Flatulence, Tearjerkers, Mathemagicians
Screenplay
Ronald Bass, Barry Morrow
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Jerry Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt, Kim Robillard, Beth Grant
Cinematography
John Seale
Director
Barry Levinson
Music
Hans Zimmer
Producer
Guber-Peters, United Artists, MGM Home Entertainment

Awards

Oscars 1988: Actor (Hoffman), Director (Levinson), Orig. Screenplay, Picture; Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1988: Golden Berlin Bear; Directors Guild 1988: Director (Levinson); Golden Globes 1989: Actor--Drama (Hoffman), Film--Drama.

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