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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) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Clark
The Duchess
The Duke
The Assassin
Otto Kriegling
Cork Hubbert ...
Rollo Sweet
Pat McCormick ...
Henry Hudson
Richard Stahl ...
Lester Hudson
Freeman King ...
Peter Isacksen ...
Bennett Ohta ...


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 <>

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Release Date:

31 July 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szivárvány alatt  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)


$8,500,000 (USA)

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The film takes place in 1938. See more »


The Duchess: So nice to see you...
[squinting, as she's practically blind]
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Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #3.8 (2004) See more »


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Words and Music by Joe Renzetti and Simon Stokes
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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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