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Under the Rainbow (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 31 July 1981 (USA)
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) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.

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Storyline

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 The Wizard of Oz (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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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,297,493, 2 August 1981, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,826,490
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Trivia

There are twenty-five Japanese photographers wearing white suits. See more »

Quotes

Otis: [to Bruce Thorpe] Thank God you're tall.
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Main cast list ends with a separate dedication: "and Leonard Barr as Pops Good-bye, Leonard, we'll miss you very much..." See more »

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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.8 (2004) See more »

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My Hat, It Has Three Corners
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Played by the band
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A Magnificent Comedy of Errors
24 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

With a bit of dark humor thrown in. This is one of my top favorite movies. Mistaken identities and foiled evil plots abound. Those concerned with its lack of "political correctness" should relax and not be so serious. One reviewer said that, if there was anyone they missed making fun of, it must have been only because they ran out of film stock. Exactly! This film has equal opportunity humor. A Japanese friend of mine, personally not known for his tremendous sense of humor, thought the film was hilarious, and has watched it several times, laughing hardest at the Japanese caricatures.

I highly recommend this overlooked gem. Get it, watch it, loosen up and laugh.


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