Directed by: Barry Levinson
Writing credits: Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass
Movie Genre: Drama
Tom Cruise plays Charley, a hustler who’s been on his own long enough to know how to deal with people and situations.
He finds out that the father who threw him out as a teenager has died. Charley then discovers that he has a brother named Raymond.
Raymond is autistic, but is able to calculate complicated mathematical problems in his head with great speed and accuracy.
Their father left his fortune to Raymond who doesn't even understand what money is for. Charley is enraged by what has happened and by his father keeping Raymond's existence from him for his entire life.
He kidnaps Raymond from his residential home but then finds that Raymond will only fly Qantas.
The two begin a long road trip that will lead them to an understanding of each other.