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Black Rainbow (1989)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Travis
Walter Travis
Gary Wallace
Lloyd Harley
Ron Rosenthal ...
Lieutenant Irving Weinberg
John Bennes ...
Ted Silas
Linda Pierce ...
Mary Kuron
Tom Kuron
Mrs. Adams
Editor, Geoff McBain (as Ed L. Grady)
Jon Thompson ...
Jack Callow
Eva Callow
Darla N. Warner ...
Shirley Harley
Christopher L. Gray ...
Lucy Williams ...


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 <>

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She can see the killer's face. She knows the victim's name. The only thing she doesn't know ... is when the murder will take place. See more »


Horror | Thriller


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Release Date:

5 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arco Iris Negro  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

| (Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Rosanna Arquette's younger sister, Patricia Arquette would also play a psychic in the hit NBC crime drama series Medium. See more »


Martha Travis: Men lie with me, not to me!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Lyrics by Barry Mason
Composed by Christopher L. Gray
Performed by Lucy Williams
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Nice low-budget thriller
21 February 1999 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Black Rainbow is a low-budget mystery with supernatural overtones, a rare genre that I'm particularly fond of. The sound and the picture quality on the print I saw was not great but was certainly watchable. I really enjoyed the premise: a fake psychic starts actually prophesizing people's deaths -- both the why and how -- which makes her a target for a hit man. Arquette is pretty good in the role -- kind of a mystical and ethereal nymphomaniac and Robards is great as always. The plot meanders a bit and sometimes gets a little slow, but I still enjoyed it. The ending didn't really make a lot of sense to me -- maybe I missed something earlier in the movie -- but I was surprised by this ending and liked it even if though it didn't seem to be supported by the rest of the movie.

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