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Rain Man

It's a road movie about two brothers who didn't know the other existed until fate brought them together. Similaraties to the movie 'Twins' with Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger end there, this is a sensitive and strongly performed film that went home with 4 Oscars: Best Actor for Hoffman as Cruise's savant brother, Best Director, Best Screenplay and the ultimate prize, Best Picture. Hoffman's character was loosely based on real-life savant, Kim Peek, born in 1952, whom 'Rain Man' writer Barry Morrow first met in 1986.

Year: 1988
Genre: Drama, Road Movies, Academy Award - Best Picture, Based on..., Best of the 1980s, Disabilities, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Golden Globe - Drama
Country: USA
Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Dustin Hoffman, Michael D Roberts, Bonnie Hunt
Duration: 128 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains coarse language.
8/10
Location in store: Drama

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