Barry Morrow Scriptwriter

Barry Morrow (born June 12, 1948) is an Academy Award-winning American screenwriter and producer. He wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay for Rain Man. Morrow was born in Austin, Minnesota. He studied at St. Olaf College, leaving in 1970 one credit short of graduation. After submitting his screenplay of Rain Man for independent study credit, he received his degree in 1989. He is an avid golfer, and is known to play the majority of his golf rounds using an eight club bag of hickory stick (wooden shaft) golf clubs made pre-1940. He gave his "Oscar" to Kim Peek. Kim Peek was the inspiration for the character of Raymond Babbitt, in the movie Rain Man.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 12th, 1948
Place of birth
United States of America


1. St. Olaf College Colleges/University

St. Olaf College is a coeducational, residential, four-year, private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. It was founded in 1874 by a group of Norwegian-American immigrant pastors and farmers, led by Pastor Bernt Julius Muus. The college is named after Olaf II of Norway, former king and patron saint of Norway.

Type Private school
2010. 276 mil. $
Institution colors
1520 St Olaf Ave, 55057 - Northfield, Minnesota
2010. 3,156
2009. 3,099
Acceptance rate
2010. 53.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 36.8 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended St. Olaf College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1951., Politician
b. 1948., Legislator
b. 1952., Legislator
b. 1943., Politician
b. 1947., Novelist
b. 1953., Legislator
b. 1944., Writer
b. 1948., Politician

Movies produced

Title Year Budget Awards Co-producers Directors Writers External resources
Race the Sun
Richard Heus
Charles T. Kanganis

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Race the Sun
Richard Heus
Charles T. Kanganis
Rain Man
1988 USD 25M 12

Awards won

1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Rain Man Road Film
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1982 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Bill Biographical Film
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Corey Blechman


Check Barry Morrow on wikipedia.

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