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Rain Man

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Rain Man
Movie Information
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: USA

Rain Man is a 1988 drama film starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. It revolves around a brother, Charlie Babbitt, trying to grow closer to his idiot savant brother Raymond. It won Best Picture at the 1988 Academy Awards.

References to Rain Man on The Simpsons[edit]


Picture Season Episode number Episode name Reference
Floyd.png 3 36 "Stark Raving Dad" Raymond is seen among the inhabitants of the mental asylum, along with Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs and various characters from One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. Another reference is Floyd, who is able to multiply any two numbers. However, whereas Raymond multiplies extraordinary high numbers Homer just asks Floyd a relatively simple calculation sum and is still impressed that Floyd manages to know the answer.
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5 91 "$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)" While Homer works in the casino he meets the main characters from Rain Man. When Raymond starts to get anxious because he wants to return home and watch Wapner this is a reference to a similar scene from the film, particularly when he starts to freak out.
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5 99 "Burns' Heir" The actor who tries to portray Homer Simpson in a fake secret video depicting the Simpsons family in order to fool Bart has trouble understanding Homer's character: "Is he supposed to have some kind of neurological impairment like "Rain Man" or "Awakenings"?" Both "Rain Man" and "Awakenings" are films about mentally-challenged people.

Special guest stars[edit]

Picture Name Role in Rain Man Role on The Simpsons
Dustin Hoffman.jpg Dustin Hoffman Portrayed Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man. Voiced Mr. Bergstrom in Lisa's Substitute.

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