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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)  »

Also Known As:

A szivárvány alatt  »

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$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 went into production after Gone with the Wind, 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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We Always Knew You Knew You Could
(1981)
Words and Music by Joe Renzetti and Simon Stokes
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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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