Warner Home Video
Oscar nominated Dustin Hoffman, Hollywood heart-throb Tom Cruise and Barry Levinson, director of Good Morning Vietnam, bring a funny and moving tale of brotherly love too the screen.
Heartless Charlie Babbit expects a vast inheritence after his estranged father dies. But Raymond, his institutionalised older brother, someone he's been totally unaware of, is willed the entire fortune instead. Raymond is an 'autistic savant' with serverely limited mental abilities in some areas but with genuis gifts in others.
And when Charlie kidnaps Raymond, the crazy cross-country drive back to Los Angeles teaches them both a few lessons in life. For as they overcome their mutual distrust of each other, a deep bond is forged as they painfully share past memories, present problems and a possible shining future together.
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock, Michael D. Roberts, Ralph Seymour, Lucinda Jenney, Bonnie Hunt, Kim Robillard
This was the first time in the UK that a major video distributor (Warner Home Video) released a rental title (Rain Man) at the same time as the (retail) version. The original sale price of the (retail) version of Rain Man was £14.99 in the UK.
Small Box - Retail Tape
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