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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
133 min

I've got four Lamborghinis

that can't meet smog emission standards.

How many times

you wash out with E.P.A.?

Sir, they're

clearing E.P.A. in a few days.

Three times?

You're on a roll.

Four cars, three times each.

That's zip for twelve.

Are you a mechanic

or a NASA engineer?

I told you I've never

dealt with Lamborghinis...

and yet you assured me that you could

deliver the cars within that time frame.

Don't tell me that,

'cause I'm not even listening.

Sir, I hardly think

that's necessary.

I'll explain that

to my swing loan.

I'm into him for 200,000.

That's thousand, three zeros.

I got my money tied up in these cars.

If I don't get it, I am finished.

- Do you understand that?

- You have to understand our situation.

I got a shark snappin' at my heels.

They could've taken the car

and my business 11 days ago.

I am holding them off

with a whip and a chair.

I understand that.

I know delivery is way overdue.

This f***in' E.P.A.!

The whole world is chokin' on smog...

and they're gonna correct the situation

by keeping my four cars off the road?

Babbitt Collectibles.

Have you tried cash?

How much do these E.P.A. guys earn?

Charlie, Mr. Wyatt.

- Wyatt?

- Yeah, about the swing Loan.

If he doesn't get the money by 5:30,

he's gonna come and seize all the cars.

- I have to call you back.

- You should talk to Mr. Babbitt.

Tell him you watched me sign the check

on Tuesday, then you put it in the mail.

I need this.

Come on.

I wouldn't do that until

you talk to Mr. Babbitt.

His number?

He's on the road now.

- He wants you to call him immediately.

- Charlie--

Tell him I'm connecting to Barbados,

arriving 1:
30 a.m.

- Charlie!

- Lenny, I'm standing right here.

Mr. Bateman wants to back out on his car

and he wants to take Mr. Webb with him.

They want their down payments back.

They found two cars at Valley Motors.

Tell him that that was me on the line,

the cars just passed emissions...

and the E.P.A. paperwork

will be in here momentarily.

- You payin' attention to me?

- Yeah, I'm Listening.

Tell them also that I'm knocking off

five grand on both their deals.

- Do you understand that, Lenny?

- I got it.

Mr. Bateman, that was

Mr. Babbitt on the other Line.

As it happens,

the cars are passing emissions--

What am I saying?

The cars have passed emissions.

We're waiting for the E.P.A. paperwork.

We'll have that momentarily.

And because of your

incredible patience...

we're going to knock off $5,000

on each car.

Well, yes,

you've been most patient.

We really appreciate your patience.

Well, thank you.

Thank you.

Ready for Palm Springs?

You still want to go

with all these problems?

We're seconds away from closing

this deal, clearing 75 grand.

- Not bad for a couple of phone calls.

- No, not bad at all.

- You know where to find us, right?

- Right.

I got it under control.

I don't want to be demanding...

but could you possibly say 10 or

Consider it foreplay.

Can you include me

in some of your thoughts?

I'm just thinkin'.

Nothing special.

Maybe there's something that

you're thinking about that we can talk.

If there was, Susanna,

we'd be talkin' about it.

What's the big to-do

about me thinkin'?

I just feel like I'm going away for

a few days with someone. Call me crazy.

You wanna talk? Let's talk.

How was your day?

I feel you're excluding me from what's

going on. It's not that I wanna talk.

One of these again, Susanna.

How did we get back to one of these?

I don't want to-- I don't know

why I put up with all of this.

You wanted to go to Palm Springs,

and we're goin'.

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.


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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