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Under the Rainbow (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  31 July 1981 (USA)
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A visiting dignitary, a CIA agent, a Nazi spy, Japanese tourists, an assassin and a group of "midget" actors from The Wizard of Oz (1939) check into a Los Angeles hotel.

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Annie Clark
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The Duchess
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The Assassin
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Otto Kriegling
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Nakomuri
Cork Hubbert ...
Rollo Sweet
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Tiny
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Lester Hudson
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Otis
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Homer
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Akido
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In 1938 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)  »

Also Known As:

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,500,000 (USA)
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According to the 'Mutant Reviewers' website, "part of the inspiration for Under the Rainbow (1981) comes from rumors that the little people did party hard and tear apart the hotel they stayed at during filming of The Wizard of Oz (1939). Those rumors do not seem to be true, but were used as basis of this film". See more »

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Henry Hudson: You are bad little people, you deserve to be short!
[after being catapulted onto a chandelier]
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Stormy Weather
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Played by the band during dinner
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Enjoyable film
11 October 1999 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews



I know I will be in the minority but I love this film! ( you are probably even more confused by that statement if you see the films I like most in my review postings.) I found the film fun and light hearted. Chevy Chase is at his best,Carrie Fisher is amusing, gutsy and quite fetching. Joseph Maher and eve Arden almost steal the film as the Duke and Dutchess and A pre-Chicago Hope Adam ARKIN shines as the hotel manager. Yes, I give you the fact that some of the jokes may seem very un-p.c. today but they are not malicous,its all in fun. (OH, and did I mention that this film gave the great Billy Barty his best role in years? )


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