Out of the mouths of babes .....
Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise combine in a moving redemption drama that raises a host of questions about the nature of loyalty and love. Opening scenes show Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) to be an unprincipled hustler without either quality. As the film unrolls, the seeds of both are planted and his self-interest and self-absorption turn to something more charitable. Greed and a desire for confrontation are supplanted by an altruistic spirit, a desire to protect and, for want of a longer word, by love.
Motive and goals, loyalty and love, dispassion and engagement are examined in different situations from the bedroom to the casino. Hoffman gives a remarkable performance as an idiot savant; Tom Cruise plays Tom Cruise; Maria Colino plays a tough but sympathetic role as Charlie Babbitt's girlfriend. Music by Hans Zimmer is predictably excellent; the hand of Barry Levinson is firmly in control. A great film to own and to revisit.
"Terrific 80's Drama!"
Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise star in Barry Levinson's 1988 drama.
A man meets his autistic savant brother and starts to care for him.
Dustin and Tom are great in this together and I think it's one of
their best films. This special edition has good picture and sound
plus neat extras. I highly recommend this terrific 80's film.
**---** AN AWESOME MOVIE!! A++!! A CLASSIC!! **---**
RAIN MAN is AN AWESOME FILM!! It is an older film(80's) that has been digitally remastered on DVD. We have loved this movie since it was first introduced, back in the day. Dustin Hoffman plays an Autistic Adult, and Tom Cruise plays his long lost brother, whom he never knew existed. The come together at a time when their father passes. At first their relationship is quite distant and unknown, with Cruise having other intentions. Once they begin to spend a day or two togther, their emotions grow on each other, and they develope a long-lost bond. Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise PLAY EXCEPTIONAL PARTS, as well as other great faces which make this movie come together. AN EXCELLENT FILM!!! A LOT OF ACTION, VERY VERY INTERESTING, VERY WELL WRITTEN, A MUST SEE!! Also, all of the music fits very well into the movie, making it memorable.
Rent It or Buy It? If you havent seen it, BUY IT!!
Most of us that have seen it, own it! Its a CLASSIC you'll be sure to watch over and over!
Our Overall Rating: 10/10 WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!
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RAIN MAN is one of my favorite movies. I bought it to add to my collection. This was a challenging role for Dustin Hoffman and he passed all expectations and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He rightfully deserved it. Tom Cruise was excellent in his role as the selfish, conviving brother. Yet after spending time and getting to know his mentally challenged brother, his character learn to love and become completely unselfish. I like happy endings.
RAIN MAN (DVD,2004,SPECIAL EDITION)
CHARLIE BABBITT(CRUISE) HAS JUST DISCOVERED HE HAS AN AUTISTIC BROTHER NAMED RAYMOND(HOFFMAN) AND IS NOW TAKING HIM ON THE RIDE OF HIS LIFE. OR IS IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND? FROM HIS REFUSAL TO DRIVE ON MAJOR HIGHWAYS TO A "FOUR MINUTES TO WAPNER" MELTDOWN AT AN OKLAHOMA FARMHOUSE,RAYMOND FIRST PUSHES HOT-HEADED CHARLIE TO THE LIMITS OF HIS PATIENCE...AND THEN PULLS HIM COMPLETELY OUT OF HIS SELF-CENTERED WORLD! BUT WHAT BEGINS AS AN UNSENTIMENTAL JOURNEY FOR THE BABBITT BROTHERS BECOMES MUCH MORE THAN THE DISTANCE BETWEEN TWO PLACES-IT'S A CONNECTION BETWEEN TWO VASTLY DIFFERENT PEOPLE...AND "A POIGNANT,PROFOUND AND POWERFUL FILM"!