History Film / RainMan

17th Dec '15 2:10:17 PM eroock
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17th Dec '15 2:00:36 PM eroock
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Rain Man is a 1988 Oscar-winning film by Creator/BarryLevinson starring Creator/DustinHoffman and Creator/TomCruise. The main character is loosely based around real-life savant Kim Peek (1951-2009), who in reality had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FG_syndrome FG syndrome]], not autism.

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Rain Man ''Rain Man'' is a 1988 Oscar-winning film by Creator/BarryLevinson starring Creator/DustinHoffman and Creator/TomCruise. The main character is loosely based around real-life savant Kim Peek (1951-2009), who in reality had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FG_syndrome FG syndrome]], not autism.


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30th Oct '15 10:25:42 PM redandready45
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* RantInducingSlight: Charlie has this quite ''frequently''.
18th Sep '15 6:27:42 PM Berrenta
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[[caption-width-right:350:The BuddyPicture, {{Inverted}}, and one of the greatest [[RoadMovie Road Movies]] of all time.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The BuddyPicture, {{Inverted}}, and one of the greatest [[RoadMovie [[RoadTripPlot Road Movies]] of all time.]]



** The first, and the one that dumps the anvil of reality on Charlie's head, is the airport scene. Raymond is phobic about flying (since every airline save Qantas has crashed at one time or another), and Charlie tries to force him on a plane anyway. He ''immediately'' starts screaming and hitting himself, and Charlie is forced to relent...thus, setting the RoadMovie part of the story in motion.

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** The first, and the one that dumps the anvil of reality on Charlie's head, is the airport scene. Raymond is phobic about flying (since every airline save Qantas has crashed at one time or another), and Charlie tries to force him on a plane anyway. He ''immediately'' starts screaming and hitting himself, and Charlie is forced to relent...thus, setting the RoadMovie RoadTripPlot part of the story in motion.



* RoadMovie: Raymond refused to fly with any other airline but Qantas. (Raymond is correct about Qantas never having had a jet crash, but they have had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qantas#Airline_incidents several fatal incidents and some near misses]].)

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* RoadMovie: RoadTripPlot: Raymond refused to fly with any other airline but Qantas. (Raymond is correct about Qantas never having had a jet crash, but they have had [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qantas#Airline_incidents several fatal incidents and some near misses]].)
13th Jul '15 3:17:55 PM Boggs
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* WhatTheHellHero: Dr. Bruner clearly only wants what is best for Raymond, but Charlie does point out to him near the end that it would be nice if ''somebody'' had told him he had an older brother because it would have been nice to have known him for few days they spent together. Had Charlie not looked into who was receiving the bulk of the inheritance instead of him, you have to wonder just when would he be privy to that little piece of information.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Dr. Bruner clearly only wants what is best for Raymond, but Charlie does point out to him near the end that it would be nice if ''somebody'' had told him he had an older brother because brother. (because it would have been nice to have known him for longer than the few days they spent together. together) Had Charlie not looked into who was receiving the bulk of the inheritance instead of him, you have to wonder just when would he be privy to that little piece of information.
13th Jul '15 3:15:52 PM Boggs
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* WhatTheHellHero: Dr. Bruner clearly only wants what is best for Raymond, but Charlie does point out to him near the end that it would be nice if ''somebody'' had told him he had an older brother because it would have been nice to have known him for few days they spent together. Had Charlie not looked into who was receiving the bulk of the inheritance instead of him, you have to wonder just when would he be privy to that little piece of information.
13th Jul '15 3:05:56 PM Boggs
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* KickTheDog: Charlie may not start off as the most likable guy, but the way he treats Raymond at first after essentially ''kidnapping'' him from the institution he lives at is pretty jarring. [[CharacterDevelopment He becomes more tolerant of and patient with his brother as their trip goes on.]]

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* KickTheDog: Charlie may not start off as the most likable guy, but the way he treats Raymond at first after essentially ''kidnapping'' him from the institution he lives at (ie verbally abusing him when frustrated and even manhandling him at one point) is pretty jarring. [[CharacterDevelopment He becomes more tolerant of and patient with his brother as their trip goes on.]]
13th Jul '15 3:03:49 PM Boggs
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* KickTheDog: Charlie may not start off as the most likable guy, but the way he treats Raymond at first after essentially ''kidnapping'' him from the institution he lives at is pretty jarring. [[CharacterDevelopment He becomes more tolerant of and patient with his brother as their trip goes on.]]
31st May '15 2:49:32 PM rjung
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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 Las Vegas 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 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 Las Vegas UsefulNotes/LasVegas to count cards.
31st May '15 4:16:03 AM Kat103
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* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Charlie thought that he had an imaginary friend called "Rain Man" when he was younger.
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