Exotic car broker Charlie learns from his assistant Lenny that his father has died. (0:07)
Funeral in cemetery for Charlie's father. (0:08)
Charlie and his girlfriend and secretary Susanna walks the halls of Wallbrook, see residents in a day room. (0:16)
Charlie meets Dr. Bruner. Is he a psychiatrist? (0:18)
Charlie asks Dr. Bruner, referring to his brother Raymond, "Is he retarded?"
Dr. Bruner: "He's an autistic savant."
"Some people like him used to be called idiot savants."
Charlie: "Yeah, but he's retarded."
Dr. Bruner: "Autistic. Actually, high functioning."
"It means there's a disability that impairs the sensory input and how it's processed."
"Routines, rituals -- it's all he has to protect himself."
Charlie: "Rituals. That's a good one." (0:20)
Throughout the film Raymond manifests echolalia, perseveration, and stereotypic movement.
Raymond tells a waitress her telephone number when he recognizes her name from a telephone book he has just memorized. (0:38)
Charlie tells Raymond, "Stop acting like a... retard." (0:39)
Raymond counts toothpicks spilled on the floor. (0:42)
Raymond screams and hits his head from fear of having to fly on an airplane. (0:46)
Charlie: "We're gonna make a stop and find a psychiatrist."
"Good luck trying to find a shrink in this town." (0:57)
Raymond stops in the middle of a crossing when the signing changes to "Don't Walk." Concrete thinking? (0:58)
Charlie tells a nurse, "He's autistic."
"He lives in a world of his own." (1:00)
A small town doctor tells Charlie, "I'm not a psychiatrist..."
"Most autistics can't speak or communicate. Do you know what autistic is?"
"Are you autistic?" (1:01)
Raymond becomes anxious when Charlie keeps him in a phone booth. Claustrophobia? (1:04)
Raymond reacts to hot water in the bathtub. Flashback of burning Charlie when he was a baby? It (1:14)
Charlie tells Raymond, "Believe me Ray, at the shrink hearing..." (1:19)
Raymond reacts when Charlie tries to hug him. (1:42)
Raymond bangs his head when the smoke detector sounds. (1:54)
Psychiatrist Marston's evaluation incorporates Charlie and Dr. Bruner as well as Raymond. (1:57)