Rain Man Summary
Rain Man opens with Charlie Babbitt looking over a nice, brand-new Lamborghini. Charlie owns a collectible car company that is in financial trouble because of governmental rules. His secretary/girlfriend, Susanna, is stressed out, but Charlie keeps trying to keep the collectible buyers interested. Charlie and Susanna leave to go to Palm Springs to make a deal.
On the road, Susanna asks Charlie to talk to her since they're going away together for a few days. Charlie's phone rings, and his assistant tells Charlie that his father just died. The funeral is the next day in Cincinnati, and Charlie decides to go to the funeral. Although he hadn't talked to his father in years, Charlie feels compelled to attend. Susanna insists on going with him on the trip. The next day at the funeral, Charlie stands apart from the group, watching, while Susanna waits in...
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Rain Man Film Summary
Barry Levinson Biographies (1)
2,298 words, approx. 8 pages
Academy award winning director, screenwriter, and producer Barry Levinson began his show business career in the late 1960s as a comedian and found success in every Hollywood path he took, but most not...
Essays & Analysis (5)
2,073 words, approx. 7 pages
Savant Syndrome is one of the most fascinating cognitive phenomena in psychology. There are many types of disorders an individual may have that savant skills will be found, but the most common is the...
1,555 words, approx. 6 pages
Released in 1988, writers Ronald Bass and Barry Morrow created a compelling story by introducing many to the world of autism. These two writers brilliantly plotted the dramatic story of a brother's g...
537 words, approx. 2 pages
Is it possible to have a relationship with a pet? Likewise, is it possible to have a relationship with an autistic person? I do not intend the comparison to demean the autistic; I am jest trying to ge...
524 words, approx. 2 pages
Movie review ---Rain Main
The movie was produced 17 years ago. There are still many people considering it as their favorite movie and there are so many funny storylines and mannerisms of the characte...
1,017 words, approx. 4 pages
The 1988 film "Rain Man," starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, tells the story of an autistic savant and his initially self-absorbed brother. The movie effectively demonstrates the very different ...