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R| 2 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
When car dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has an autistic older brother named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman , Tom Cruise , Valeria Golino , Jerry Molen , Jack Murdock , Michael D. Roberts , Ralph Seymour , Lucinda Jenney

Director: Barry Levinson

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., United Artists

Rain Man (1988)

Release Date: December 12th, 1988|2 hr. 20 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    There is ultimately in Rain Man a soul that emerges. It's not the grand vision found in the great films, but it is a vision nevertheless. [16 Dec 1988] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    There've been few screen moments more moving this year than Cruise's initial reaction to his brother's almost superhuman math prowess. [16 Dec 1988] show more

  • 90
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    A film that is both touching and generous of spirit - and funny as well. [15 Dec 1988, p.A16(E)] show more

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