Well written, smartly directed, and sensitively performed, RAIN MAN depicts the one-sided relationship between two brothers, self-centered Los Angeles hustler Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) and the older Raymond (Dustin Hoffman), an autistic resident of a home for the mentally disabled.
Their father's estate, worth $3 million, has been left in trust to Raymond, and figuring he can force the trustee to turn over half of the inheritance, Charlie abducts Raymond and attempts to fly him back to Los Angeles. Raymond--an idiot savant
who can cite airline crash statistics and other
bizarre facts and figures in astounding detail--refuses to fly, however, forcing the p...