1988- RAIN MAN

Cast :

Dustin Hoffman … Raymond Babbitt

Tom Cruise … Charlie Babbitt

Valeria Golino … Susanna

Gerald R. Molen … Dr. Bruner (as Jerry Molen)

Jack Murdock … John Mooney

Michael D. Roberts … Vern

Ralph Seymour … Lenny

Lucinda Jenney … Iris

Bonnie Hunt … Sally Dibbs

Kim Robillard … Small Town Doctor

Beth Grant … Mother at Farm House

Dolan Dougherty … Farm House Kid

Marshall Dougherty … Farm House Kid

Patrick Dougherty … Farm House Kid

John-Michael Dougherty … Farm House Kid


Rain Man won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Dustin Hoffman), Best Director, and Best Writing, Original Screenplay. It was nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography (John Seale), Best Film Editing, and Best Music, Original Score.

The film also won a People’s Choice Award as the “Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture”.[2] At the 39th Berlin International Film Festival, the film won the Golden Bear award


Rain Man (1988) is the story of a young man who regains his humanity through the unexpected love of a brother he never knew he had.

One of the best performance by Dustin Hoffman (Who reminds me of my old buddy Piyathileka) .

The story holds a very subtle unseen truth about the human mind. There is a grain of love and kindness in everYone that need only a teeny puff of wind to set ablaze. The story goes like:

Charles Sanford “Charlie” Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie who is at war with his own life.Charlie, as a young teenager, used his father’s 1948 Buick convertible without permission and as a result, he went to jail for two days on account that his father reported it stolen. It is then that Charlie learns that his estranged father died and left him from his last will and testament a huge bed of roses and the car while the remaining will of $3 Million goes into a trust fund to be distributed to someone.

Charlie seemed pretty angry by this and decides to look into this matter. It seems as if that “someone” is Raymond, Charlie’s unknown brother, an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own, resides at the Walbrook Institute.

Charlie is enraged by what has happened and by his father keeping Raymond’s existence from him for his entire life, Charlie then kidnaps Raymond and decides to take him on a lust for life trip to the west coast as a threat to get the $3 Million inheritance. Raymond’s acts and nagging, including repeated talks of “Abbott & Costello”, “Four minutes till Wapner”and refusal to fly on an airline except Quantas drives Charlie insane… and out of his selfish world into a cross-country trek of pure love and understanding that these two both have.

Charlie learns that he’d actually known his brother when he was young, mispronouncing his name as “rain man,” but Raymond had burned young Charlie badly in hot water and, for this reason, was forced him to live at Wallbrook–all but forgotten. By the time the two reach Los Angeles, Charlie’s love for his brother has rekindled the humanity within himself. He’s left mystified by the enigma that is tins his brother and grows from the experience, even turning down Dr.Bruners offer to walk away for $250,000.


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