R | | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Steven Spielberg considered directing. He began making notes in order to prepare for the project. The reason he backed out is because his friend George Lucas needed him to start work on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). So Spielberg left the project and gave his notes to Barry Levinson. Sydney Pollack was the next director to work on ... ...
Now it's five and a half weeks and I'm still sitting on four Lamborghinis that can't meet spot emissions standards. Now, how many times you wash out with EPA?
Lenny: Uh, yes sir, they're finally, uh, clearing EPA; uh, just one or two more days.
Charlie: Three times...
In the moments after Charlie pulls away from the diner and the playing cards fly into the air he begins to explain casino rules to Rainman. As they drive toward the camera the sun casts a shadow to the left of the screen. In the immediately following reverse shot as the car drives away from the camera and the conversation continues the sun casts a shadow in the opposite direction.
Throughout the movie, Raymond is taking pictures. The pictures that he takes are shown as the background for the credits.
$7,005,719 (USA) (16 December 1988)
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