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Rain Man Film Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 21 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Rain Man.
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Buick Roadmaster

The Buick Roadmaster is the symbol of everything that Charlie believes has gone wrong in his life. He and his father had a huge fight over the car when he was young, and Charlie never spoke to his father again. After his father left him in jail for several days for stealing the car, Charlie decided that their relationship was over. Charlie believes that his father gave him the car just to spite him, since that's pretty much all he ends up getting. He is amazed that his father gave $3 million to another beneficiary and that all he received is a lousy car. He wants the money to help his business, but the car is one of the most important gifts his father could have given him.

The Buick also symbolizes forgiveness. Charlie's father gave Charlie the car as a gift of atonement for past...

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