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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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Annie Clark
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Otto Kriegling
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Rollo Sweet
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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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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
Played and Sung during the opening credits
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17 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I remember this film film as among my favorites growing up. Forget the fact that it is absolutely politically incorrect. Of all my friends growing up (Japanese, African-American, and yes event a "little person") we all have found it hysterical over the years. The movie excited my imagination beyond most other films. While no jewel of the cinema, it will always hold a spot in my psychological toy chest, with Fletch, Foul Play, Time Bandits, and other movies too busy entertaining than to think about oversensativities.


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