Downtown Guthrie - Rain Man - Guthrie, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 52.684 W 097° 25.522
14S E 642141 N 3971569
Quick Description: In the movie Rain Man, Charlie Babbitt, (played by Tom Cruise), takes his brother Raymond (played by Dustin Hoffman) on a car trip to L.A. One of their pit stops is in the small town of Guthrie, Oklahoma. This scene shows Raymond crossing a street.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2011 3:17:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMDCMP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Dustin Hoffman is shown in this scene crossing a street in historic Downtown Guthrie, OK. He is facing north, walking from the southwest corner of Division and Oklahoma.

The movie Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, and Valeria Golino, was released in 1988. The film is about two adult brothers who meet for the first time since they were babies. Their father dies, and leaves a $3 million inheritance. Charlie Babbitt is not mentioned in the will because of his estranged relationship with his father. Because he was so young at the time, he wasn't aware that he had an older brother (Raymond), an autistic savant who resides in an institution, and is the sole beneficiary of the trust. The title Rain Man comes about from when the boys were very little. Charlie couldn't say the word Raymond very well, and it sounded like "Rain Man."

Charlie sneaks off with his brother, and attempts to board a plane with him to fly him back to L.A. and hopefully fight the will. However, since he hasn't had a relationship with Raymond, he doesn't know much about him or the behavior that is part of being an autistic savant. Raymond absolutely will not fly on any airline except Qantas (quoting safety records of the major airlines), so Charlie has no choice but to drive all the way to L.A. with Raymond.

The two travel the country to get to California, all the while getting to know each other and learning move about their past. Raymond cannot miss Judge Wapner, and will have a meltdown if he isn't in front a TV to watch that show daily. Charlie must learn to adapt to his brother's quirky way of life.

Tom Cruise's girlfriend Susanna is played by the beautiful Valeria Golino. She is a very kind person who encourages Charlie to get to know his brother and be sympathetic to his situation (being in the outside world for the first time, away from his comfortable and very routine life in the institution).

In this scenes filmed in Guthrie, Charlie makes a stop to make a phone call and hopes to find a psychiatrist to see Raymond. They visit the Guthrie Clinic (which can be seen written on the window in the scene), and speak with a doctor who has very limited knowledge of autism.
Movie or TV Show: Rain Man

Year Released or First Aired: 1,988.00

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