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Black Rainbow (1989)

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
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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 ...
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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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5 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Arco Iris Negro  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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

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HE'S SO WONDERFUL
Lyrics by Barry Mason
Composed by Christopher L. Gray
Performed by Lucy Williams
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Very intelligent film, made by Mike Hodges
7 July 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Black Rainbow is like most of Mike Hodges films: Get Carter, Croupier and Terminal Man, very intelligent. It is great performance by

Rosanna Arquette best ever. Also Jason Robards and Tom Hulce are also good.

I doesn't rely on special effects to tell a story. It is more or less dealing with whether or not (Martha Travis) Rosanna Arquette is telling the truth. What I found interesting is how Hodges creates a psychological atmosphere on what would happen if someone with that psychic power tells you somebody close to you is dead. That is more disturbing than any special effect.

It is a shame Black Rainbow didn't get a proper cinema release. According to Mike Hodges on the DVD commentary of Black Rainbow, both the distributors Palace Pictures (UK) & Miramax (USA) were both suffering financially. Palace Pictures only released the in minimum cinemas, because they were on the verge of getting bankrupt. Miramax decided to release it straight to television.

My opinion is this is great film and should get a chance, any interested in this film, its out on DVD on Anchor Bay on Region 2


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