Rain Man

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I watched this movie on Netflix.

I've heard about this 'legendary' movie for years, but never really had the chance to see it. In fact, I didn't realise it was as old as it was and thought it was more of a mid 90's film.

Finally going into it, I found it to be as delightful and good as I had heard. And Dustin Hoffman's performance was spot on. I myself have an autistic nephew, and how Hoffman plays the part is similar in many ways. Grade A performance for sure.

And this early Tom Cruise was good also. Not quite as polished as he is in later years, but still has that youthfulness to him. Over all, I really enjoyed this film and the emotional parts did get to me.

Mistake Status: Only really caught one during my viewing. Not sure I'll go back.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the restaurant where Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman are trying to order breakfast, Hoffman's character fixes the salt and pepper shaker a certain way. In the next shot they are opposite the way he fixed them. Then in the next shot they are back to the way he had fixed them. (00:37:15)

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Raymond: 'Course I got Jeopardy! at five o'clock. I watch Jeopardy.
Charlie: Don't start with that, Ray.

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Trivia: Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise spent a lot of time with a man and his autistic brother, whom the man took care of much like the way Charlie has to take care of Raymond. A lot of the things Cruise and Hoffman did in the movie were things they witnessed the two brothers doing. One example of this was when Raymond and Charlie lean their heads against each other's at the end. Had Cruise and Hoffman not seen the brothers do that, it never would have been in the movie.

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Question: Why does Ray freak out when Charlie turns on the hot water in the bathtub?

Answer: When they were children, Ray witnessed Charlie being burned by hot bath water. I think Ray says something about how he was left to look after Charlie while Charlie was in the bath, and Charlie got burned by the hot water. That memory must be very strong for Ray, and not comprehending the passing of time, Ray did not want to see Charlie hurt again.

Mark English

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