Rain Man

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Rain Man is a 1988 film about a selfish L.A. yuppie who learns his estranged father left a fortune to an autistic-savant brother in Ohio that he didn't know existed. He absconds with his brother and sets out across the country, hoping to gain a larger inheritance.

Directed by Barry Levinson. Written by Barry Morrow.
A journey through understanding and fellowship.

Raymond Babbitt[edit]

  • Are you taking any prescription medication?
  • If the syrup is on the table after the pancakes, then it will definitely be too late.
  • Charlie Babbitt made a joke.

Charlie Babbitt[edit]

  • What you have to understand is, four days ago he was only my brother in name. And this morning we had pancakes.


Charlie: When I was a little kid and I got scared, the Rain Man would come and sing to me.
Susanna: Rain what?
Charlie: Oh you know, one of those imaginary childhood friends.
Susanna: What happened to him?
Charlie: Nothing, I just grew up.
Susanna: Not so much.

Charlie: Hey, who is this guy?
Susanna: He just jumped in the car.
Charlie: Yeah, well, he can jump out. Come on!
Raymond: I'm an excellent driver.
Charlie: That's good. Come on! Susanna, why'd you let him get in this car? It's not a toy.
Susanna: He says he drives this car.
Raymond: Dad lets me drive slow on the driveway every Saturday. Course the seats were originally brown leather. Now they're a pitiful red.
Charlie: [surprised] Hey, these seats were brown leather. You know this car?
Raymond: I know this car.
Charlie: How do you know this car?
Raymond: It's a 1949 Buick Roadmaster, Straight 8, Fireball 8, only 8,985 production models. Dad lets me drive slow on the driveway but not on Monday, definitely not on Monday.
Charlie: Who's your dad?
Raymond: Sanford Babbitt. 10961 Beachcrest Street, Cincinnati Ohio.
Charlie: That's my address. Hey, who's your mother?
Raymond: Eleanor Babbitt. Died January 5, 1965 after short and sudden illness.
Charlie: Who the hell are you?
Raymond: Uh oh, fifteen minutes to Judge Wapner.
[Raymond proceeds back to Walbrook, ignoring Charlie]
Charlie: Wait, I wanna ask you a question! Hey! Dr. Bruner, who is he?
Dr. Bruner: Raymond is your brother.

Charlie: He's not crazy, he's not retarded but he's here.
Dr. Bruner: He's an autistic savant. People like him used to be called idiot savants. There's certain deficiencies, certain abilities that impairs him.
Charlie: So he's retarded.
Dr. Bruner: Autistic. There's certain routines, rituals that he follows.
Charlie: Rituals, I like that.
Dr. Bruner: The way he eats, sleeps, walks, talks, uses the bathroom. It's all he has to protect himself. Any break from this routine leaves him terrified.

Susanna: You use me, you use Raymond, you use everybody.
Charlie: Using Raymond? Hey, Raymond, am I using you? Am I using you, Raymond?
Raymond: [absentmindedly] Yeah.
Charlie: Shut up! He's answering a question from a half hour ago!

Raymond: Gotta get my boxer shorts at K-Mart.
Raymond: K-Mart.
Charlie: You know what I think, Ray? I think this autism is a bunch of shit! Because you can't tell me that you're not in there somewhere!
Raymond: Boxer shorts. K-Mart.

Charlie: I'll see you soon.
Raymond: Yeah. One for bad, two for good.
Charlie: Bet two for good.
Raymond: Yeah. Course three minutes to Wapner.
Charlie: You'll make it.
Raymond: Yeah.

Dr. Bruner: Wouldn't you be more comfortable in your K-mart clothes, Raymond?
Charlie: Tell him, Raymond.
Raymond: K-mart sucks.
Dr. Bruner: Oh, I see.

Doctor: Raymond, do you know what autistic is?
Raymond: Yeah.
Doctor: You know that word?
Raymond: Yeah.
Doctor: Are you autistic?
Raymond: I don't think so. No. Definitely not.

Charlie: Hey Raymond, remember today when the doctor was asking you those questions? How'd you know the answers?
Raymond: [while brushing his teeth at the same time, Charlie can't make out what he said] I see it.
Charlie: What? Stop that for a second.
Raymond: I see it.
Charlie: Raymond! [Grabs tooth brush from him] When I say stop it, why don't you stop it? Why do you always have to act like an idiot?
[Raymond begins to laugh]
Charlie: You think that's funny?
Raymond: Yeah funny Rain Man, funny teeth.
Charlie: What'd you say? Funny teeth? What?
Raymond: I didn't say funny teeth, funny Rain Man.
Charlie: You? You're the Rain Man?

Charlie: Who took this picture?
Raymond: D-A-D.
Charlie: And you lived with us?
Raymond: Yeah, 10962 Beachcrest Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Charlie: When did you leave?
Raymond: January 12, 1965. Very snowy that day. 7.2 inches of snow that day.
Charlie: Just after Mom died.
Raymond: Yeah Mom died January 5, 1965.
Charlie: You remember that day. Was I there? Where was I?
Raymond: You were in the window. You waved to me, "Bye bye Rain Man", "Bye bye."

Dr. Bruner: Raymond's unable to make decisions.
Charlie: You're wrong.
Dr. Bruner: He can't decide for himself.
Charlie: He's capable of a lot more than you know!

Dr. Bruner: Tomorrow morning, you'll meet Dr. Marston, who's in charge of Raymond's psychiatric evaluation.
Charlie: Yeah, I know.
Dr. Bruner: I gave him boxes of files on Raymond, boxes.
Charlie: Well, good luck.
Dr. Bruner: Look, this isn't a close call, son, it's a formality. Your brother's a very disabled individual.
Charlie: You trying to tell me that Marston's gonna rule against me? Is that why you called me up here?
Dr. Bruner: No, I'm telling you it's always been a lost cause, Charlie.
Charlie: Then what is this about? Why did you call me?
Dr. Bruner: Let me tell you something: your father put me in charge of all the money, all right?
Charlie: Yeah.
Dr. Bruner: And it doesn't matter whether or not you win custody of Raymond.
Charlie: Mm-hm.
Dr. Bruner: I won't have to pay you a dime. It's at my discretion, not the court's.
Charlie: What, so you can't lose?
Dr. Bruner: I can lose; I can lose Raymond. I happen to care about your brother's life and the treatment he receives. I made a commitment to your father some 20 years ago, and I'm not willing to gamble with that.
Charlie: [Dr. Bruner hands Charlie a check] What is this?
Dr. Bruner: It's a very big check.
Charlie: $250,000.
Dr. Bruner: And no strings attached. You just walk away., Charlie. You know, this isn't about you and me, it's not about winning or losing.
Charlie: When I asked you a week ago, 'Why didn't anyone tell me I had a brother?', you didn't have an answer, I don't know. It's funny, I just realized I'm not pissed off anymore that my father cut me out of his will. You were his friend, you probably knew that he tried to contact me a few times over the years. I never called him back, I was a prick; and if he was my son, didn't return my calls, I'd have written him out, fuck him. But it's not about the money any more. It's about... you know, I... just don't understand why didn't he tell me I had a brother? Why didn't you tell me I had a brother? Why didn't anyone ever tell me I had a brother? I mean... because it'd have been nice to know him for more than just these past six days.
[Charlie hands the check back to Dr. Bruner and walks away]

Charlie: Listen... Ray, I don't know if I'm gonna have a chance to talk to you again because, you see, these... Dr. Bruner really likes you a lot and he's probably gonna take you back. You know?
Raymond: Yeah.
Charlie: What I said about being on the road with you I meant. Connecting. I like having you for my brother.
Raymond: I'm an excellent driver.
Charlie: [smiling] Yes, you are. I like having you for my big brother.
Raymond: Charlie. Charlie. Main man.


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