History Film / Rainman

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.
19th Mar '17 11:49:29 AM PeaceAndLove
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Inverted; Raymond is an annoying ''older'' sibling.
* AppropriatedAppellation - Rain Man, because little Charlie couldn't pronounce "Raymond."

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Inverted; Raymond is an annoying ''older'' sibling.
sibling, albeit unintentionally.
* AppropriatedAppellation - AppropriatedAppellation: Rain Man, because little Charlie couldn't pronounce "Raymond."
18th Mar '17 8:31:44 PM PeaceAndLove
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This film gives us the following examples:

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This !!This film gives us the following examples:
30th Dec '16 7:50:28 AM Fretless94
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* WhosOnFirst: Raymond often recites the entire Creator/AbbotAndCostello routine to himself, without even really understanding why that routine is funny.

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* WhosOnFirst: Raymond often recites the entire Creator/AbbotAndCostello Creator/AbbottAndCostello routine to himself, without even really understanding why that routine is funny.
30th Dec '16 7:50:17 AM Fretless94
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* WhosOnFirst: Raymond often recites the entire Creator/AbbotAndCostello routine to himself, without even really understanding why that routine is funny.
28th Nov '16 12:49:51 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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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'' is a 1988 Oscar-winning film by Creator/BarryLevinson, Barry Levinson, 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.
22nd Jul '16 6:05:59 AM lledsmar
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!!This film gives us the following examples:

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!!This This film gives us the following examples:



* 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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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rain_man1.jpg]]
[[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.
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