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 who had considered directing, actually directed Hook (1991) in which Dustin Hoffman also starred. So although Spielberg didn't direct Rain Man (1988), in which Hoffman had also starred, they got to work together three years later ... ...
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...
Laundromat scene was supposed to be in Tucumcari, N.M. The town of Tucumcari is larger and has no tall, red-rock mountains in the background. It's on the edge of the high plains, but does have some small mesas west of town.
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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