'Rain Man' reigns


Although Barry Levinson has filmed several movies in Baltimore and about Baltimore, the favorite Levinson movie among "It's Your Call" respondents is "Rain Man."

Levinson's newest film, "Avalon," is set to open locally tomorrow. Accent wanted to know which of Levinson's six previous films was nearest and dearest to the hearts of our readers. Of the 247 people who called in, 79 liked "Rain Man" best. That is almost twice the number who voted for the other films. "Rain Man, released in 1988, won Levinson the Academy Award for best director.

Second in the voting was "The Natural" (1984), which got 44 votes. "Good Morning Vietnam" (1988), was favored by 39 callers; "Tin Men" (1987), by 38. Then comes "Diner" (1982), with 30 callers. The least favorite film, "Young Sherlock Holmes" (1985), was favored by 17 callers.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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