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“Rain Man” has won screenwriter Barry Morrow an Oscar, and now the film may also earn him a belated college degree. Some 20 years ago, Morrow left St. Olaf College in Minnesota one credit short of graduation. He attended St. Olaf in the late 1960s, transferred to the University of Hawaii for his junior year, then returned to St. Olaf, but some credits were not transferred. Now, St. Olaf’s speech-theater department has said if he’ll submit his script, it will be graded and give him enough credit to graduate. “There’s always something perversely funny about coming one short of graduating,” Morrow, 40, told the Associated Press. “I didn’t really matriculate until now as a professional screenwriter, so it seems a good and fitting ceremony to celebrate the success of ‘Rain Man.’ ”


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