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Under the Rainbow (1981)

 -  Comedy  -  31 July 1981 (USA)
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In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, ... See full summary »

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In World War II era Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from the cast of _Wizard of Oz, The (1939)_). Secret Service agent Bruce Thorpe and casting director Annie Clark find romance amidst the intrigue and confusion. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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31 July 1981 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,500,000 (USA)
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Zelda Rubinstein's film debut. See more »

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The movie suggests that The Wizard of Oz (1939) went into production after Gone with the Wind (1939), when in fact it was the other way around. See more »

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Tiny: It's four blocks north and the owner lives up over the pet shop and he'll let you in anytime. I bought a sheep there once.
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Stormy Weather
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Music by Harold Arlen
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A funny satire of stereotypes
14 June 2004 | by (Denver, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie that satirizes Hollywood stereotypes in a fun filled slapstick romp. Sadly, many people miss the point of satire, and will only see the stereotypes. They will not enjoy the movie, but then why do people with no sense of humor even pick up a comedy??

The main character is led through an unbelievable sequence of events while staying at a hotel awaiting a tryout for "The Wizard of Oz". The hotel is filled with hopefuls for the Munchkin parts, and has been chosen as a supposedly quiet meeting place for a Japanese and German spy to exchange info.

The German is a midget, and the addition of a Japanese tour bus stopping at the hotel makes the meeting of these two spies quite a mess.

toss in lots of slapstick, satire, and chase fun, and you have a comedy romp that the whole family can belly laugh to.


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