Director: Barry Levinson Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt, Kim Robillard, Beth Grant, Jake Hoffman
Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Dustin Hoffman); Best Director (Barry Levinson); Best Original Screenplay (Ronald Bass & Barry Morrow)
Also Nominated For: Best Cinematography; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration; Best Film Editing; Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer)
I First Saw In: c. 2010
Synopsis: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Quotables: RAYMOND: You were in the window. You waved to me, “Bye-bye, Rain Man. Bye-bye, R-Rain Man.”
And now a Word from the Guise:
Rain Man is one of my favourite Oscar winners from the 80s. Dustin Hoffman is incredible, and even Tom Cruise is pretty good. He starts out as a horrible yuppie whom you just want to punch in the face, but he quickly grows affectionate for his brother and cares for him in a way that he’s never cared for anyone else. Hoffman and Cruise have excellent chemistry.
Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233