Rain Man

Rain Man

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama
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Rain Man is a 1988 comedy-drama that tells the story of an abrasive, selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt, who discovers that his father has left all of his multimillion-dollar estate to his brother, Raymond, an autistic savant, of whose existence he was unaware.

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At Last
performed by Etta James

This Song is played in Rain Man
Charlie teaches Ray how to dance in the Penthouse suite in Las Vegas. This is the song that plays as they dance.

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It is referred to by these movies...

The Hangover
part of The Hangover

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to Rain Man
Alan refers to the movie Rain Man, when talking about his plan to win big at Black Jack by counting cards. Later in the movie, Alan and Phil re-enact a scene from Rain Man, as they are riding the escalator down to the casino as [Iko Iko] plays in the background.
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It is parodied by these television episodes...

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Human Flesh

This Television Episode parodies Rain Man
After saying that Tina is autistic, Gene throws toothpicks on the floor and asks Tina to count them in a parody of Rain Man. She guesses 100 when there are only 3.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Breaking Bad:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
...And the Bag's in the River

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
Hank and his partner discover Krazy-8's car in the desert. Hank says he's like Rain Man when it comes to finding traps in vehicles. His partner agrees that Hank is like Rain Man, but in that Hank is retarded, not skilled.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
Blood Donut

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
While preparing for her parole hearing, some of the inmates suggest that Taystee tell the board members that she plans to go to college when she is released. Taystee says she doesn't need college, because the stuff she has learned from her job working in the library has made her like 'Rain Man'.

30 Rock:
Season:  5  / Episode:  8 
College

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
Liz takes part in the office lottery by choosing a playing card. She tells Tracy that she has a 1 in 52 chance of winning, to which Tracy replies, 'How di you know that? You're like 'Rain Man'!".

Community:
Season:  3  / Episode:  20 
Digital Estate Planning

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
While playing the video game, Britta reminds Abed that the Blacksmith's daughter is just a program. Pierce says that Abed is playing the 'Rain Man' card, and suggests they leave him behind.

Mr. Robot:
Season:  1  / Episode:  6 
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This Television Episode refers to Rain Man

Breaking Bad:
Season:  3  / Episode:  9 
Kafkaesque

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
When Skylar tells Marie that she and Walt will pay for Hank's medical bills, she tells Marie that Walt earned a big sum of money gambling. Skylar says that Walt learned how to count cards while playing Blackjack. Marie asks, "What do you mean, like 'Rain Man'?".

Breaking Bad:
Season:  2  / Episode:  12 
Phoenix

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
Saul tells Walt "I got a guy who knows a guy, a 'Rain Man' type", referring to funneling drug money through the website Walter Jr. set up for donations for Walt's medical expenses.

Rescue Me:
Season:  3  / Episode:  10 
Retards

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
Franco tells Lou that Natalie's brother is retarded, and Lou asks, "Rain Man retarded or Paris Hilton retarded?"

Family Guy:
Season:  3  / Episode:  8 
The Kiss Seen Around the World

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
Tom Tucker does a celebrity interview with Dustin Hoffman. His interview is composed of various clips of Dustin Hoffman, in different movie clips, where his dialogue is used as answers to Tom Tucker's interview questions. The movies used for the "interview" are, 'Rain Man', 'The Graduate', and 'Hook'.

Entourage:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
The Scene

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
Drama names movies that feature gay characters, naming 'Rain Man'. He is corrected that 'Rain Man' was not gay, but "retarded".

Entourage:
Season:  4  / Episode:  6 
The WeHo Ho

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
Turtle's cousin Donny has a money making deal for Turtle and Drama, buying a Sandy Koufax jersey at auction, thinking Sandy is on his deathbed, and the value of the jersey will skyrocket when Sandy dies. He needs $50,000 for the auction, but can only come up with $30,000 himself. Drama asks Donny, "So, you need $20,000?", to which Donny replies, "What are you, Rain Man?".

The Closer:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
You Are Here

This Television Episode refers to Rain Man
Sgt. Gabriel tells Brenda that he can't believe their biggest tip has come from "Rain Man", referring to Keith, the murdered judge's autistic son.

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