Rain Man

Format: DVD

Genre: Drama

Location: Fi27

Rain Man (1988)

Charles Sanford “Charlie” Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie who is at war with his own life. Charlie, as a young teenager, used his father’s 1949 Buick convertible without permission, and as a result, he went to jail for two days on account that his father had reported it stolen. It is then that Charlie learns that his estranged father died and left him from his last will and testament a huge bed of roses and the car while the remainder of $3 Million goes into a trust fund to be distributed to someone. Charlie seemed pretty angry by this and decided to look into this matter. It seems that “someone” is Raymond, Charlie’s unknown brother, an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own and resides at the Walbrook Institute. Charlie then kidnaps Raymond and decides to take him on a lust-for-life trip to the West Coast as a threat to get the $3 Million inheritance. Raymond’s acts and nagging, including repeated talks of “Abbott & Costello,” “Four minutes till Wapner,” and refusal to fly on an airline except for Qantas, drives Charlie insane… and out of his selfish world into a cross-country trek of pure love and understanding that these two both have.