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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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Somewhere, Under The Rainbow, way down low - Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher and 150 midgets are fighting valiantly to save our country against all Oz! See more »

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31 July 1981 (USA)  »

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Under the Rainbow  »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Jerry Maren (the pitcher in the kitchen baseball scene) was actor in the movie who was originally in The Wizard of Oz (1939), where he played a Munchkin in the Lollipop Guild. He later said he regretted making this movie because it was in such poor taste and nothing remotely like that ever happened while filming the original movie. 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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Waiter: Zee pearl ez en zee Lee-var
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Things Are Looking Up Today
(1981)
Words and Music by Joe Renzetti and Simon Stokes
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It was a spoof
23 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

But it was supposed to be a spoof. I could not stop laughing as the movie was so much of a farce I found it to keep me laughing all the time. I would not recommend it for theater view but if you have never seen the movie I would say its worth watching as a rental as the cost of it is so little now. You could rent something much more costly and worse like Dead Calm. I found that all the dumb things that happened such as trying to keep the suicidal dog in the picture just more then my sides could take at times. When that dog jumped out of the window for the ball I lost it. How could you not think something as this movie which I assume was to be as "B" a movie as anyone could possibly make not be funny? I found it much better then the Vacation movies by far. I would say that this review has a spoiler but this movie cant be spoiled as there is no real plot.


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