Rain Man

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Overview

Barry Levinson's Academy Award-winning comedy drama about a callow young man who learns a great deal during a road trip with his autistic brother gets a top-flight presentation for this special-edition DVD release. Rain Man has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English soundtrack has been remixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a dubbed French version appears in Dolby ...
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Overview

Barry Levinson's Academy Award-winning comedy drama about a callow young man who learns a great deal during a road trip with his autistic brother gets a top-flight presentation for this special-edition DVD release. Rain Man has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The original English soundtrack has been remixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a dubbed French version appears in Dolby Digital Surround and a Spanish track is in Dolby Digital Mono. The feature also includes optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. Headlining the list of bonus materials are no fewer than three commentary tracks from director Barry Levinson and screenwriters Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow. Also included is a deleted scene, a short feature on the making of Rain Man, a gallery of still photos, and the original theatrical trailer.
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Special Features

Feature-length audio commentaries by director Barry Levinson and co-screenwriters Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow; a deleted scene featuring Hoffman and Cruise in a convenience store; featurette from 1988 featuring cast-and-crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage; photo gallery; original theatrical trailer.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Rain Man ranks among the most popular films of the late 1980s, owing to a fine screenplay by Ron Bass and a spectacular performance by Dustin Hoffman in the title role. The film combines two of Hollywood's most successful formulas -- the "fish-out-of-water" story and the "unlikely buddies" picture, and there's even a touch of the old "rotten guy learns to be unselfish" twist added for texture. While such a film could have been typical big studio product, director Barry Levinson managed to find depth in the developing relationship between Hoffman's autistic adult character and the selfish, greedy character played by co-star Tom Cruise. Hoffman, Levinson, and Bass took home Oscars for Rain Man, as did the film itself for Best Picture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2004
  • UPC: 027616884169
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen Special Edition
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:14:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,711

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dustin Hoffman Raymond Babbitt
Tom Cruise Charlie Babbitt
Valeria Golino Susannah
Jerry Molen Dr. Bruner
Jack Murdock John Mooney
Michael D. Roberts Vern
Ralph Seymour Lenny
Lucinda Jenney Iris
Bonnie Hunt Sally Dibbs
Kim Robillard Small Town Doctor
Beth Grant Mother at Farm House
Ralph Tabakin Shift Boss
Ray Baker Mr. Kelso
Jocko Marcellino Las Vegas Crooner
Royce D. Applegate Voice Only
June Christopher Voice Only
Anna Mathias Voice Only
Archie Hahn Voice Only
Luisa Leschin Voice Only
Ira Miller Voice Only
Chris Mulkey Voice Only
Tracy Newman Voice Only
Julie Payne Voice Only
Reni Santoni Voice Only
Bridget Sienna Voice Only
Ruth Silveira Voice Only
Jonathan Stark Voice Only
Lynne Stewart Voice Only
Arnold Turner Voice Only
Gigi Vorgan Voice Only
Barry Levinson Dr. (uncredited)
Technical Credits
Barry Levinson Director, Screenwriter
Ronald Bass Screenwriter
Ed Butterworth Makeup
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
William Elliott Art Director
Louis Di Giaimo Casting
Peter Guber Executive Producer
M. Todd Henry Camera Operator
Mark Johnson Producer
Stu Linder Editor
David McGiffert Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Gerald R. Molen Co-producer
Jerry Molen Co-producer
Barry Morrow Original Story, Screenwriter
Gail Mutrux Associate Producer
Donald Myers Special Effects Supervisor
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Bernie Pollack Costumes/Costume Designer
Ida Random Production Designer
David Rayfiel Screenwriter
Lee Rich Producer
John Seale Cinematographer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
Kenneth Zunder Camera Operator
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Car Delivery [2:56]
2. Fighting Off the Sharks [3:02]
3. "Let's Talk!" [2:26]
4. Charity to Most [4:06]
5. "I Got the Rosebushes" [2:31]
6. "Raymond Is Your Brother" [5:13]
7. Strictly Routine [5:25]
8. Back in Two Hours [3:01]
9. "Definitely Not My Room" [3:34]
10. Whose Money Is It? [5:23]
11. Pancake Tuesday [3:04]
12. 246 Toothpicks [2:34]
13. "Qantas Never Crashed" [4:12]
14. Lots of Traffic [4:00]
15. Rained In [3:09]
16. "I'm an Excellent Driver" [2:49]
17. Walk, Don't Walk [:21]
18. "He's Artistic?" [2:05]
19. "Four Minutes to Wapner" [3:46]
20. Who Is on First [5:22]
21. The Day Rain Man Left [2:44]
22. Dryer TV/Out of Business [7:47]
23. Cardsharp Savant [4:00]
24. Sparkly Iris [2:18]
25. Dancing for High Rollers [8:16]
26. The Substitute Date [2:34]
27. Driving Home [5:34]
28. Not the Money Anymore [5:19]
29. It Has to Stop [3:08]
30. Questions for Raymond [2:48]
31. On the Shiny Train [2:14]
32. End Credits [:39]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Original Featurette
      Deleted Scene
      Photo Gallery
         The Film Makers
            View Gallery
         Tom and Dustin
            View Gallery
         Tom Cruise
            View Gallery
         Dustin Hoffman
            View Gallery
         Valeria Golino
            View Gallery
      Original Theatrical Trailer
      Audio Commentary By: Director Barry Levinson - On
      Audio Commentary By: Director Barry Levinson - Off
      Audio Commentary By: Co-Writer Barry Morrow - On
      Audio Commentary By: Co-Writer Barry Morrow - Off
      Audio Commentary By: Co-Writer Ronald Bass - On
      Audio Commentary By: Co-Writer Ronald Bass - Off
      Other Great MGM Releases: MGM Means Great Movies Trailer
      Other Great MGM Releases: Bandits DVD Trailer
      Other Great MGM Releases: Dances With Wolves Special Edition DVD Trailer
      Other Great Academy Award® Winners
         Annie Hall
         Platoon
         Rocky
         Leaving Las Vegas
         Dead Man Walking
         Moonstruck
         West Side Story
      More Great MGM Releases
         The Graduate
         Dustin Hoffman - Lenny
         Losin' It
         Midnight Cowboy
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1 Surround
      Spoken Languages: Français Stereo Surround
      Spoken Languages: Español Mono
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: None
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i cried when i watched it

    this is a great movie i had a friend who was autistic He was a very special friend of mine and when i watched Rain Man i could'nt help but cry Its funny but sort of sad but its an inspiring movie 2 brothers one helps out the other and i think thats wonderful !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Definitely, A Classic

    Dustin Hoffman astounds in this movie as the autistic brother of Charles Babbitt, an egotistical car dealer. Dustin Hoffman brings humility and humanity to his brother as they go through Vegas, Cincinnati, and kidnapping from a phsychiatric hospital.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Over and Over

    While some films require a year or two before you pull them off the DVD rack again to re-watch them, Rain Man is one of those films you can watch three times a year and you will still have the same emotional effect. Every scene...every single scene is memorable. And it is not just the theme that compells you. Quotes like "Defintely 246" and "Quantis..." bring a smile to your face when you rewatch this film. A story about family, compassion, and realizing what is important in your life. One of my top 5 favorite movies ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The single most inspiring movie, period.

    I snuck into this movie at age 14. My friend and I watched this movie about 5 times that year (1988). An impressive story from Barry Levinson showing the incredible acting of Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. Until this movie, I remembered Cruise from the fluff Top Gun and as for Hoffman, as a kid, I never seen him in anything before. The story of a loner brother who leaves home because of a car and starts his own business, only to come back to his roots at his fathers passing to find he is left a rose bush and that same car, a Plymouth Fireball Eight. In Cincinatti, he finds he has a brother, Raymond at Walbrook, a mental institution who is heir to 3 million dollar fortune and this brother ''doesn't understand the concept of money.'' Charlie Babbit (Cruise) and Raymond Babbit (Hoffman) travel cross-country to Charlies home in L.A. in the Fireball Eight because Ray won't get on a plane. What these two discover about each other, particularly Charlie about himself, makes this a wonderfully entertaining, inspiring and uplifting motion picture. Valario Golino and Barry Levinson himself also appear. If you liked The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, or even Starman, you'll love this! A classic.

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