There have been two 1949 Buick Roadmasters used throughout the manufacturing of Rain Man, and Tom Cruise owns neither of them. One of many Roadmasters used within the film was, till just lately, a part of his co-star Dustin Hoffman’s assortment. Hoffman just lately offered the Roadmaster at Bonham’s Scottsdale Public sale the place it fetched a worth of $335,000 together with the customer’s premium. Talking earlier than the sale, Hoffman stated: “The Buick’s been in storage too lengthy, It needs to be pushed, loved, and cherished.” The opposite Buick Roadmaster featured in Rain Man belongs to the film’s director — Barry Levinson. Levinson described the automotive as having “third billing” within the film, saying “it grew to become a personality. Dustin, Tom Cruise, and the ’49 Buick.”
Though Cruise missed out on one of many two Roadmasters utilized in Rain Man himself, he could have the flexibility to borrow one, as GQ states he has used the automotive “off-camera on a number of cross-country highway journeys.” That stated, Gentleman’s Quarterly additionally states that Cruise, “fell in love with the convertible and saved it,” and HotCars does the identical. This contradicts what Bonham’s says about there solely being two Rain Man Buicks with one going to Hoffman and the opposite going to Levinson.
If Cruise does sometimes go cruising within the Roadmaster, it is also unlikely to be Hoffman’s because the actor claims he had it saved for many years previous the sale. MotorBiscuit gives a extra believable clarification, merely stating that the actor appreciated the automotive and bought one independently after filming wrapped. Make of all of that what you’ll.