Rain Man (1988)
United Artists, Star Partners II, Ltd., Barris Industries, Guber-Peters Company
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; as they travel cross-country their relationship is formed.
"Rain Man" is a 1988 American road comedy-drama film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Barry Morrow and Ronald Bass. It tells the story of an abrasive, selfish young wheeler-dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise), who discovers that his estranged father has died and bequeathed all of his multimillion-dollar estate to his other son, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), an autistic savant, of whose existence Charlie was unaware. Charlie is left with only his father's car and collection of rose bushes. In addition to the two leads, Valeria Golino stars as Charlie's girlfriend, Susanna.
Morrow created the character of Raymond after meeting Kim Peek, a real-life savant; his characterization was based on both Peek and Bill Sackter, a good friend of Morrow who was the subject of "Bill", an earlier film that Morrow wrote.
Release date: December 16, 1988
Director: Barry Levinson
Screenplay by: Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass
Story by: Barry Morrow
Music by: Hans Zimmer
Cinematography: John Seale
Edited by: Stu Linder
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt
Distributed by: MGM/UA Communications Company
* © 1988 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.