Rain Man (Blu-ray)
A journey through understanding and fellowship.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 15, 2011
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
- Note: Audio commetnary by director Barry Levinson
- Audio commentary by writer Barry Morrow
- Commentary by writer Ronald Bass
- The journey of Rain Man featurette
- Lifting to fog: a look at the mysteries of autism featurette
- Deleted scene
- Original theatrical trailer
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- DTS Surround 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise|
|Performer:||Valeria Golino, Jerry Molden, John M. Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt & Kim Robillard|
|Directed by||Barry Levinson|
|Edited by||Stu Linder|
|Screenwriting by||Ronald Bass & Barry Morrow|
|Composition by||Hans Zimmer|
|Cinematography by||John Seale|
|Produced by||Mark Johnson|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Definitely not my underwear."
- Raymond (Dustin Hoffman)
"Gotta watch Wapner. Gotta watch Wapner."
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Director: Barry Levinson
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Original Screenplay: Barry Morrow & Ronald Bass
Academy Awards 1988 - Best Picture
What no one can argue is that Rain Man is Cruise's quantum leap, so that it can be said unblushingly that he holds his own with the masterly Hoffman. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Rating: 4/4 -- Barry Levinson directs in masterful style It is his best effort in what promises to be a distinguished career. Full Review
It's Hoffman's most exposed performance in that he must work almost entirely with his character's landlocked interior life. Full Review
Fifteen years after it won Best Picture, Barry Levinson's fable still resonates.
A professionally made, commercial film, no doubt, but its secrets can be uncovered with a second viewing. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
...[For] Hoffman, RAIN MAN is a star's dream of a role....A becomingly modest, decently thought-out, sometimes funny film...
New York Times
Rating: 4/4 -- Everything about the acting and direction of Rain Man is so exquisitely calibrated and so right that it's all too easy to forget how much could have gone wrong. Full Review
Callous hustler Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) is busy working on his next deal when he receives word that his estranged father has died. After traveling back to Ohio from Los Angeles for the funeral, Charlie is miffed to find that although he will receive a vintage Buick from his father's estate, he isn't getting a cent of the three-million-dollar fortune. Instead, Charlie finds that the money has been left to the caretakers of his institutionalized autistic brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). Once he gets over the shock of the existence of a brother of whom he seems to have no recollection, Charlie kidnaps Raymond and heads cross-country in the Buick in an attempt to get a cut of the inheritance to pay off some of his failing deals. However, during their adventure, Charlie not only learns how to deal with Raymond's many idiosyncrasies, but he also actually begins to care about his older brother, surprising even himself with his ability to love and his realization that money isn't necessarily the most important thing. Barry Levinson directs Ron Bass's script with impeccable timing and a wonderful sense of humor.
After their father dies, a smooth-talking businessman is reunited with his autistic older brother to whose caretakers his father left a fortune. Needing the money himself, he kidnaps him for a rocky cross-country drive only to discover the void his brother had filled in his empty childhood.
Family Interaction | Tear Jerker | Self-Discovery | On-The-Road | Recommended | Character Study | Wise Fools | Mental Illness | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- Theatrical release: December 16, 1988.
- Filmed on location in Cincinnati, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Hinto, El Reno, Guthrie, and Cogar, Oklahoma; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Southgate, Kentucky.
- Estimated budget: $25 million.
- Academy Awards (4): Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Director, Best Pictire, Best Writing-Original Screenplay. Additional Academy Award nominations (4) for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Music-Original Score.
- Richard Price, David Rayfiel and Kurt Luedtke were uncredited authors on the screenplay.
- Martin Brest was originally to direct, but he resigned over creative differences. Barry Levinson took over and shot the film in nine weeks.
- Autistic behavior consultants on the film were: Bernard Rinland of the Institute for Child Behavior Research, San Diego, California; Darold A. Treffert of Brookside Medical Center, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; Ruth C. Sullivan of the Autism Services Center, Huntington, West Virginia; Bodil Sivertsen of the Jay Nolan Center, Los Angeles, California; Peter E. Tanguay of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California; and Arnold M. Rosen of Gracie Square Hospital, New York, New York.
- Began shooting May 2, 1988; completed shooting July 28, 1988. Shown at a benefit screening in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 13, 1988.
- Shown in competition at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival February 19-20 and the 1989 Panorama of World Cinema in Sofia, Bulgaria, November 20-30.
- Dustin Hoffman won the Italian David Award for Best Actor in a Foreign Film.
- UPC: 883904232032
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