Rain Man

Synopsis: Charles Sanford "Charlie" Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie who is at war with his own life. Charlie, as a young teenager, used his father's 1949 Buick convertible without permission and as a result, he went to jail for two days on account that his father reported it stolen. It is then that Charlie learns that his estranged father died and left him from his last will and testament a huge bed of roses and the car while the remainder will of $3 Million goes into a trust fund to be distributed to someone. Charlie seemed pretty angry by this and decides to look into this matter. It seems as if that "someone" is Raymond, Charlie's unknown brother, an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own, resides at the Walbrook Institute. Charlie then kidnaps Raymond and decides to take him on a lust for life trip to the west coast as a threat to get the $3 Million inheritance. Raymond's acts and nagging, including repeated talks of "Abbott & Costello",
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Barry Levinson
Production: MGM
  Won 4 Oscars. Another 22 wins & 22 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Metacritic:
65
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
R
Year:
1988
133 min
263 Views

But I didn't wanna go alone.

I've been sitting in this car for--

You wanna talk?

Let's talk!

This is not talking.

- Yeah?

- Charlie, this is Lenny.

I've been trying to contact you

for a while.

I got a long-distance call from

Mr. Mooney, your father's lawyer.

He's been trying to reach you.

Your father has died, Charlie.

I'm sorry. The funeral's tomorrow

in Cincinnati. He said you'd know where.

- I've got his number.

- That's not necessary.

Anything else?

- If there's anything I can do--

- All right.

- I'm sorry about the weekend, hon.

- Charlie, the weekend?

I told you before,

we had a falling-out a Long time ago.

My mother died when I was two.

It was just him and me.

We just didn't get along.

- You're going to the funeral, no?

- Yeah.

- I'm coming with you.

- That's sweet, but there's no point.

I want to.

All right. Sorry.

I forgot who I was talkin' to.

...to our beloved neighbor...

for our memory, admiration

and respect for him...

will live beyond the years

of his life on Earth.

Let us consecrate ourselves to follow

his example of zest for Life...

dedication to family...

and charity to all.

And now, with sure and certain hope

of resurrection Life...

we commend to you

the soul of our departed friend.

Just have to go over the details of

the will with him, and then we leave.

I can wait in the car.

Somebody should be watering those roses.

They're all dying.

Knew this car my whole Life.

Only drove it once.

A 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible.

Only 8,000 production models made.

Straight-Eight.

Fireball Eight.

It was the first full year

of the Dynaflow transmission.

Know it by rote.

You were his only child.

You came along when he was...

what, 45 or something?

He probably thought

he was never going to have a son...

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Ronald Bass

Ronald Bass (born March 26, 1942), sometimes credited as Ron Bass, is an American screenwriter. Also a film producer, Bass's work is characterized as being highly in demand, and he is thought to be among the most highly paid writers in Hollywood. He is often called the "King of the Pitches".[citation needed] In 1988, he received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Rain Man, and films that Bass is associated with are regularly nominated for multiple motion picture awards. more…

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