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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.

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Available on Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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


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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Rain Man
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Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns his father, Sanford Babbitt has died so he goes to Ohio to settle the estate and is in shock when he discovers that he has an autistic brother named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) who is in an institution and was the one who has inherited all the of their fathers money. Charlie, who is selfish and only out to help himself, checks Raymond out of the hospital and takes him on a road trip to meet with his attorneys. Charlie discovers that Raymond has an incredible memory and decides to take him to Las Vegas. Charlie starts to bond with Raymond and starts becoming protective of him and wants to now start looking out for Raymond's best interest as well. Charlie learns a lot from his brother, more than he expected. This movie was produced in 1988 and Dustin Hoffman did an incredible job as Charlie. Tom Cruise is awesome as well!