Rain Man (Blu-ray)

Starring: Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise Director: Barry Levinson  Rated: R: Restricted
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Rain Man (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • 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
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS Surround 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
Cinematography by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Definitely not my underwear."
  - Raymond (Dustin Hoffman)
"Gotta watch Wapner. Gotta watch Wapner."
  - Raymond

Major Awards:

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

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 12/16/1988
"...[For] Hoffman, RAIN MAN is a star's dream of a role....A becomingly modest, decently thought-out, sometimes funny film..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/16/1988
"...Hoffman makes all this hypnotically interesting..."
USA Today - 09/01/1989
"...Dustin Hoffman, unforgettable as an autistic savant, again makes you wonder how many milestones one actor can accrue in a career..."
Total Film - 07/01/2000
"...Hoffman steals the show..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/13/2004
"Fifteen years after it won Best Picture, Barry Levinson's fable still resonates."
Total Film - 07/01/2006
"Cruise gets serious, showing a generous willingness to play straight man to a flashier performance."

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Essential Cinema | Family Interaction | Mental Illness | On-The-Road | Recommended | Self-Discovery | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release | Wise Fools

Production Notes:

  • 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.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 115,742
  • UPC: 883904232032
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