ACMI Identifier
324692
Title
Rain man
Creator & Role
Vidz Of Oz, distributor
United Artists Corporation, production company
Guber-Peters Company, production company
Mark Johnson, producer
Barry Levinson, director
Place of Production
United States
Creation Date
1988
Colour
Colour
Sound / Audio
Sound
Duration
02:14:00
Language
English
Description
My father has stuck it to me all my life, complains Charlie Babbitt, a callous self-centred young hustler who feels he's been cheated. After his father's death, Charlie's inheritance comprises of prized rose bushes and a vintage '49 Buick convertible. Charlie soon uncovers yet another surprise - a brother he never knew he had. Dustin Hoffman's Oscar winning portrayal of Raymond, an autistic savant living in a world devoid of human perceptions, may well be the crowning achievement of his distinguished career. Discovering Raymond in an institution, Charlie abducts him in a last ditch effort to extort his "fair share" of the family estate. What begins as an unsentimental journey across the country, evolves into a mystical odyssey of love and self revelation as Raymond forces Charlie to grow beyond the limits of his own handicapped heart. Stars Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.
Audience Classification
MA
Form
Feature films
Feature films/Feature films - United States
Genre
Drama
Subject Group
Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety/Autism
Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety/Handicapped - Family relationships
Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality/Brothers and sisters
Related Objects
Holdings
VHS; Access Print (Section 1)