Charlie Babbit (Cruise) is a young hustler in LA, trying to sell fancy cars out of his pocket to high rollers. A shipment of Lamborghinis gets hung up in customs and Charlie is pretty desperate. Then he gets word has father has died, leaving him some prize flower bushes and a beautiful antique car, a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, which is an insulting pittance compared to a mysterious $3 million left in a trust. Who is it for? Charlie heads East and discovers an older brother he never knew he had: Raymond, a high-functioning autistic man, an idiot savant, who can compute dizzying mathematical equations in his head but is confined to a residential facility. The two were separated back in 1965 when their mother died and father placed Ray in the facility. Charlie springs Raymond and starts to drive him back to California in the hope of eventually wheedling "his share" of their father's inheritance. During their epic road trip, Charlie changes -- he realizes he is not so different from Raymond in his inability to love anyone or see their point of view, and he comes to love his brother. This 1988 feel-good movie won Best Actor (Hoffman's performance is spectacular, and Cruise is not bad), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture.
This report prepared by David Loftus
Charlie Babbitt's father has died, and he his given his prized car and rosed bushes. He wants something else, though. He wants his father's $2000. They are given to his autistic brother, Raymond. Raymond doesn't even know what money is, even though he is really good at mathematics, can remember specific dates and numbers, and knows the Abbott and Costello skit, "Who's on First" by heart. Charlie uses this as an advantage to get the $2000, while also brining him to Las Vegas to help him gamble, and win a lot of money. It is then that Charlie learns the meaning of family, and brotherly love.
This report prepared by Estefan Ellison
A Cincinnati wheeler-dealer meets his older brother, an autistic savant who watches a lot of game shows and practices old Abbott and Costello comedy routines. They manage to grow closer as they embark on a road trip in an old Buick convertible, and they even take the chances of their lives in the Vegas casinos. This is a heartwarming movie from start to finish that should appeal to everyone.
This report prepared by Teddy
the main character is an autistic savant who inherits 3 million dollars from his father. this younger brother inherits a used car and some rose bushes he finds out that the benificary lives in a mental institution and goes to talk to him. while he is there he discovers that the man who inherits the money is his brother raymond (rain man). charlie plans to take his brother until he recieves his half of the money so he can pay to get his business out of finanical trouble. they end up traveling across country to vegas then los angeles on back roads and a long the way charlie forms a bond with his brother. to make a long great story short. raymond ends back in wallbrook (the mental institution) and charlie loses him business. but charlie vows to visit his brother.
This report prepared by Amanda
Often in life the greatest thing you have is that which you have yet to even know existed. The greedy, materialistic Charlie Babbit gets in touch with his feelings by travelling cross country with his long lost autistic brother Raymond. Raymond has a lot to teach Charile about acceptance, even if it is the solitary thing he knows.
This report prepared by Ellen
Tom Cruise meets the brother he never knew, Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman's character is retarded, but in a funny way that aggrevates Tom.
This report prepared by steve