Rain Man (Remastered) (Blu-ray)

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Overview

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.
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.
Theatrical Release Date 1988
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Picture, Winner, 1988
  • Academy Awards, Best Actor, Winner, 1988
  • Academy Awards, Best Director, Winner, 1988
  • Academy Awards, Best Original Screenplay, Winner, 1988
  • Academy Awards, Best Original Screenplay, Winner, 1988

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Theatrical release: December 16, 1988.

    Filmed on location in Cincinnati, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Hinto, El Reno, Guthrie, and Cogar, Oklahoma; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Southgate, Kentucky.

    Estimated budget: $25 million.

    Academy Awards (4): Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Director, Best Pictire, Best Writing-Original Screenplay. Additional Academy Award nominations (4) for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Music-Original Score.

    Richard Price, David Rayfiel and Kurt Luedtke were uncredited authors on the screenplay.

    Martin Brest was originally to direct, but he resigned over creative differences. Barry Levinson took over and shot the film in nine weeks.

    Autistic behavior consultants on the film were: Bernard Rinland of the Institute for Child Behavior Research, San Diego, California; Darold A. Treffert of Brookside Medical Center, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Ruth C. Sullivan of the Autism Services Center, Huntington, West Virginia; Bodil Sivertsen of the Jay Nolan Center, Los Angeles, California; Peter E. Tanguay of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California; and Arnold M. Rosen of Gracie Square Hospital, New York, New York.

    Began shooting May 2, 1988; completed shooting July 28, 1988. Shown at a benefit screening in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 13, 1988.

    Shown in competition at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival February 19-20 and the 1989 Panorama of World Cinema in Sofia, Bulgaria, November 20-30.

    Dustin Hoffman won the Italian David Award for Best Actor in a Foreign Film.
    "Definitely not my underwear."--Raymond (Dustin Hoffman)

    "Gotta watch Wapner. Gotta watch Wapner."--Raymond
  • Release Date
    09/02/14
  • Theatrical Release
    1988
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Entertainment Weekly 02-13-2004 "Fifteen years after it won Best Picture, Barry Levinson's fable still resonates."
Los Angeles Times 12-16-1988 "...Hoffman makes all this hypnotically interesting..."
Total Film 07-01-2000 "...Hoffman steals the show..."
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