Rain Man

Lists: Adventure, Drama, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1980s, Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "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 remainder 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 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..."

Overall Ranking: 1022 (Rank from 1988: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 58.33%
Regular 16.67%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Dustin Hoffman (Raymond Babbitt)
  • Tom Cruise (Charlie Babbitt)
  • Valeria Golino (Susanna)
  • Gerald R. Molen (Dr. Bruner)
  • Jack Murdock (John Mooney)
  • Michael D. Roberts (Vern)
  • Ralph Seymour (Lenny)
  • Lucinda Jenney (Iris)
  • Bonnie Hunt (Sally Dibbs)
  • Kim Robillard (Township Doctor)
  • Beth Grant (Mother at Farm House)
  • Dolan Dougherty (Farm Kid#1)
  • Marshall Dougherty (Farm Kid#2)
  • Patrick Dougherty (Farm Kid#3)
  • Peter Dougherty (Farm Kid#5)
  • Andrew Dougherty (Farm Kid#6)
  • Loretta Wendt Jolivette (Secretary Dr. Bruner)
  • Donald E. Jones (Minister at Funeral)
  • Bryon P. Caunar (Patient in Waiting Room)
  • Donna J. Dickson (Nurse)
  • Barry Levinson (Director)
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