Rain Man Essay

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Rain Man In the movie “Rain Man” Directed by, Barry Levinson, Charlie Babbitt played by Tom Cruise, is a Los Angeles car dealer in the business of importing high end luxury cars to California. His current deal of bringing in four Lamborghinis is being threatened by the EPA for emissions. If Charlie is unable to meet its requirements he will lose $80000 in deposits plus all the money spent obtaining the cars. After some quick ploy with an employee, Charlie leaves on a weekend trip to Palm Springs with his girlfriend, Susanna played by Valeria Golino. Just as Charlie begins his trip it’s quickly cancelled by the news father’s death. Charlie and Susanna travel to his hometown in Cincinnati, to settle the estate. In the…show more content…
In further exploration of their tactics the security team sends an attractive woman who finds Raymond alone in the casino's bar. She is able to get Raymond to allude to his and Charlie's system of counting of cards. Later, security asks to speak to Charlie privately and suggests that Charlie take his winnings, about $80,000 and leave. In the end, Charlie finds himself becoming protective of Raymond, and grows to truly care for and love him. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Charlie finally meets with his attorney to try to get his share of his inheritance, but then decides that he no longer cares about the money and really just wants to have custody of his brother. However, at a meeting with a court-appointed psychiatrist and Dr. Bruner, because of Raymond’s mental condition he is unable to decide exactly what he wants. One option being to live with Charlie in California and the other is staying at the mental hospital in Ohio. Eventually, the psychiatrist presses Raymond to make the decision, upsetting him and leading Charlie to request that the doctor back off. Raymond is taken back home to the Wallbrook Mental Institution in Cincinnati. Charlie, who has gained a new brother and grown significantly as a person, promises Raymond that he'll come to visit. The DSM-IV states that to be diagnosed with an autistic disorder a person must have six of twelve listed traits coming from certain groups in the DSM. I feel

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