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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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Importance of Family

As Rain Man begins, Charlie Babbitt is a selfish man without any real family. For years, he has avoided even speaking to his father because of one event when he was young. Charlie had stolen his father's favorite car, a Buick Roadmaster, and his father called in the car as stolen. He left Charlie in jail for two days. After this incident, Charlie left home and never looked back.

On a trip to Palm Springs with Susanna, Charlie finds out that his father has died and he is officially alone in the world. Charlie feels no regret for his father's death since they hadn't talked in years. Instead, he focuses on the substantial amount of money he lost to another beneficiary. When the lawyer reads the will, Charlie is shocked, but he has no idea of the important gift he will be getting in finding a...

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