History Film / Rainman

22nd Jul '16 6:05:59 AM lledsmar
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* ShownTheirWork: Hoffman'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.
12th Jun '16 11:59:59 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:The BuddyPicture, {{Inverted}}, and one of the greatest [[RoadTripPlot Road Movies]] of all time. Autistic opinions may vary.]]

''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.

Cruise plays Charlie Babbitt who, being a car dealer in his mid-20s during the 1980s, is a self-centered, egotistical, [[SirSwearsALot foul-mouthed]] yuppie. Upon the death of his father, Charlie is told that instead of receiving a $3 million inheritance as he was expecting, he gets a convertible and some prize-winning rose bushes. This affront to Charlie's luxurious lifestyle will not be tolerated. After a little detective work, Charlie finds that the money is being sent to a mental institution in Cincinnati. It's only when he visits the hospital that Charlie finds the truth: the money is going to his previously unknown brother Raymond, who has severe autism.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:300:The BuddyPicture, {{Inverted}}, and one of the greatest [[RoadTripPlot Road Movies]] of all time. Autistic opinions may vary.]]

''Rain Man'' is a 1988 Oscar-winning film by Creator/BarryLevinson 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.

Cruise plays Charlie Babbitt who, Babbitt, who -- being a car luxury-car dealer in his mid-20s during the 1980s, 1980s -- is a self-centered, egotistical, [[SirSwearsALot foul-mouthed]] yuppie. Upon the death of his father, Charlie is told that instead of receiving a $3 million inheritance as he was expecting, he gets a convertible and some prize-winning rose bushes. This affront to Charlie's luxurious lifestyle will not be tolerated. After a little detective work, Charlie finds that the money is being sent to a mental institution in Cincinnati. It's only when he visits the hospital that Charlie finds the truth: the money is going to his previously unknown brother Raymond, who has severe autism.
9th Jun '16 5:19:55 AM lledsmar
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* TheEighties: Definitely this trope, definitely this trope.
9th Jun '16 5:13:23 AM lledsmar
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* TheEighties: Definitely this trope, definitely this trope.
9th Jun '16 5:04:07 AM lledsmar
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[[caption-width-right:350:The BuddyPicture, {{Inverted}}, and one of the greatest [[RoadTripPlot Road Movies]] of all time.]]

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