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Black Rainbow (1989)

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Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a ... See full summary »

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Martha Travis
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Walter Travis
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Gary Wallace
Mark Joy ...
Lloyd Harley
Ron Rosenthal ...
Lieutenant Irving Weinberg
John Bennes ...
Ted Silas
Linda Pierce ...
Mary Kuron
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Tom Kuron
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Mrs. Adams
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Editor, Geoff McBain (as Ed L. Grady)
Jon Thompson ...
Jack Callow
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Eva Callow
Darla N. Warner ...
Shirley Harley
Christopher L. Gray ...
Choirmaster
Lucy Williams ...
Choirlady
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Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a message to Mary Kuron from her husband, Tom. But Tom isn't dead... yet. And Martha not only knows he will die, she also knows who killed him. And the murderer knows she knows... Written by Yuval Kfir <yuval.kfir@Indigo.co.il>

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Between the known and the unknown is a spectrum of terror that only she can see. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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5 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Arco Iris Negro  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Martha Travis: Men lie with me, not to me!
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Soundtracks

HE'S SO WONDERFUL
Lyrics by Barry Mason
Composed by Christopher L. Gray
Performed by Lucy Williams
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This was worth watching.
21 December 2001 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

The script is filled with a series of chilling twists which Hodges plays with an absolute and certain confidence - the eeriness as Arquette's first vision starts to come, and her agitation and attempts to cover as what she is performing turns to real; the second vision where she reels off a list of names of the dead trying to contact the living and said people still alive in the audience start standing up puzzled. Hodges' depiction of a seedy con-job slowly becoming darker is beautifully written. The imagery as Arquette's vistas of heavenly meadows and tranquil afterlife cliches start to change into impressions of cancers, empty lives and of people suffering is a stunning and powerful one. The final soliloquy Arquette gives, coming out to taunt the audience - how they want there to be an afterlife so they can confirm their own lives, how if there wasn't an afterlife and what they had was all that they were given, then wouldn't that make her a fake ? - is superbly written and utterly rivetting in delivery. Arquette's performance in the film is exceptional.


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