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"Rain Man" An Excellent Vehicle for Dustin Hoffman

The new Barry Levinson movie, also starring Tom Cruise, tells the story of two brothers, one of whom is severely autistic -- and the inheritor of three million dollars. Film critic Stephen Schiff says, despite Hoffman's masterful performance, Rain Man lacks focus.

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Other segments from the episode on December 16, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 16, 1988: Interview with Alex Shoumatoff; Commentary on Hoagy Carmichael; Interview with Richard Russo; Review of the film "Rain Man."

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