History Film / RainMan

11th Feb '18 6:04:18 PM nombretomado
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Charlie decides to whisk (read: kidnap) Raymond away and meet with his attorneys in Los Angeles so he can get -- in his view -- what is rightfully his. Charlie discovers multiple things about Raymond, one being that no matter how much he screams and shouts Raymond does not and cannot change (he has to watch ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and [[ThePeoplesCourt Wapner]], ''has'' to have the syrup on the table ''before'' the pancakes arrive, etc.). The other is that Raymond has near perfect recall and mathematical skills to rival any calculator. Seeing this, it leads Charlie to use Raymond to help his own financial problems and (in an oft parodied / replicated scene) takes Raymond to UsefulNotes/LasVegas to count cards.

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Charlie decides to whisk (read: kidnap) Raymond away and meet with his attorneys in Los Angeles so he can get -- in his view -- what is rightfully his. Charlie discovers multiple things about Raymond, one being that no matter how much he screams and shouts Raymond does not and cannot change (he has to watch ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and [[ThePeoplesCourt [[Series/ThePeoplesCourt Wapner]], ''has'' to have the syrup on the table ''before'' the pancakes arrive, etc.). The other is that Raymond has near perfect recall and mathematical skills to rival any calculator. Seeing this, it leads Charlie to use Raymond to help his own financial problems and (in an oft parodied / replicated scene) takes Raymond to UsefulNotes/LasVegas to count cards.



* MadnessMantra: X minutes to [[ThePeoplesCourt Wapner]] and reciting WhosOnFirst.

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* MadnessMantra: X minutes to [[ThePeoplesCourt [[Series/ThePeoplesCourt Wapner]] and reciting WhosOnFirst.
24th Jan '18 10:32:34 AM Monolaf317
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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: Charlie fails to get custody of Raymond, and returns him to the institution.

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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: BittersweetEnding: Charlie fails to get custody of Raymond, and returns him to the institution.institution...
24th Jan '18 10:31:50 AM Monolaf317
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** Later on, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Charlie's father did love him, but had difficulty showing it. Who knows? Maybe Charlie's father was autistic.]]
*** It's not hard to see why Sanford Babbitt was a bad father, or, at least, a distant one. He lost his wife and then had to have his son put in a mental institution shortly after. Even the act of putting Raymond in the institution may have been somewhat against his will. Little was known about Autism or how to treat it in whatever year it was that Raymond had to go to Wallbrook (many laymen were even unfamiliar with the term "autism" when the film was released, which is why the Doctor functions as something of an ExpositionFairy).

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** Later on, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Charlie's father did love him, but had difficulty showing it. Who knows? Maybe Charlie's father was autistic.]]
***
]] It's not hard to see why Sanford Babbitt was a bad father, or, at least, a distant one. He lost his wife and then had to have his son put in a mental institution shortly after. Even the act of putting Raymond in the institution may have been somewhat against his will. Little was known about Autism or how to treat it in whatever year it was that Raymond had to go to Wallbrook (many laymen were even unfamiliar with the term "autism" when the film was released, which is why the Doctor functions as something of an ExpositionFairy).
27th Sep '17 5:52:23 PM ngh93
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[[caption-width-right:350:The
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28th Aug '17 7:37:09 AM snichols1973
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-->'''Mooney''': And I remember, too, the day you left home, so full of bitterness and grandiose ideas, so full of yourself; and being raised without a mother, the hardness of your heart is understandable as well. Your refusal to even pretend that you loved or respected me, all of these I can forgive. But your failure to write, to telephone, to re-enter my life in any way, has left me without a son. I wish you all I ever wanted for you, I wish you the best.

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-->'''Mooney''': And I remember, too, the day you left home, so full of bitterness and grandiose ideas, so full of yourself; and being raised without a mother, the hardness of your heart is understandable as well. Your refusal to even pretend that you loved or respected me, all of these I can forgive. But your failure to write, to telephone, to re-enter my life in any way, [[LampshadeHanging has left me without a son. son.]] I wish you all I ever wanted for you, I wish you the best.
27th Aug '17 9:36:56 PM snichols1973
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* TheUnfavorite: Charlie, based on his reaction to receiving the prize-winning rose bushes and Buick convertible, while Raymond's trustees manage his portion of the estate and hold it in trust, in addition to Charlie spending two days in jail when his dad believes the car was stolen instead of being taken for a joyride, while the other fathers immediately bail their sons out of jail.
27th Aug '17 9:26:50 PM snichols1973
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* IHaveNoSon: When his lawyer reads the letter to Charlie, Sanford can forgive the feelings of bitterness, but not Charlie's decision to estrange himself with no further contact:
-->'''Mooney''': And I remember, too, the day you left home, so full of bitterness and grandiose ideas, so full of yourself; and being raised without a mother, the hardness of your heart is understandable as well. Your refusal to even pretend that you loved or respected me, all of these I can forgive. But your failure to write, to telephone, to re-enter my life in any way, has left me without a son. I wish you all I ever wanted for you, I wish you the best.
17th Jul '17 6:20:10 PM ClintEastwood
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* OscarBait: Not the first to portray autism, but some say it's a cynical example of one.


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* ShownTheirWork: Creator/DustinHoffman's acting as an autistic is very close to how some autistics are in real life. Since classification of autism has always been very difficult, it may be that the movie has changed who gets classified as autistic instead of other similar disorders like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rett_syndrome Rett syndrome]]. Thus making it seem more accurate than it really set out to be (the movie only had 3 weeks of research). Proof of the difficulty of classification is that if a child cannot be pigeon holed into a disorder, they are often classified as PDD-NOS or an atypical autistic.
2nd Jun '17 10:38:40 AM Aquila89
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* IdiotSavant: Raymond

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* IdiotSavant: RaymondRaymond. He has a perfect memory and he's a mental calculator, but he has to live in an institution because he can't take care of himself.
19th Mar '17 11:53:57 AM PeaceAndLove
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* TheCaretaker - Charlie. Very reluctantly at first but by the end his love for his brother is heartwarming.
* DumbIsGood - Raymond. Charlie on the other hand is functional, smart and scheming.

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* TheCaretaker - TheCaretaker: Charlie. Very reluctantly at first but by the end his love for his brother is heartwarming.
* DumbIsGood - DumbIsGood: Raymond. Charlie on the other hand is functional, smart and scheming.



* DisabilitySuperpower - Raymond is the scourge of casinos everywhere, though the one in the movie is slow to figure it out - and who can blame them? [[ThisCannotBe Nobody in the world]] can count, using only their memory, into a mechanically shuffled, six-deck Blackjack shoe...

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* DisabilitySuperpower - DisabilitySuperpower: Raymond is the scourge of casinos everywhere, though the one in the movie is slow to figure it out - and who can blame them? [[ThisCannotBe Nobody in the world]] can count, using only their memory, into a mechanically shuffled, six-deck Blackjack shoe...



* PersonaNonGrata - The casinos don't know exactly how Raymond did it, but he and his brother are told to take their winnings and never return; also not to try this anywhere else because now their reputation shall precede them everywhere they go.
* PhotographicMemory - Can you see a theme emerging?
* PhotoMontage - The credits are all photos Raymond took throughout the movie.

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* PersonaNonGrata - PersonaNonGrata: The casinos don't know exactly how Raymond did it, but he and his brother are told to take their winnings and never return; also not to try this anywhere else because now their reputation shall precede them everywhere they go.
* PhotographicMemory - PhotographicMemory: Can you see a theme emerging?
* PhotoMontage - PhotoMontage: The credits are all photos Raymond took throughout the movie.
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