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The Rainbow Thief (1990)

R  |   |  Fantasy, Drama  |  19 January 1994 (France)
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A petty crook, in search of the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Alderson ...
Hortensia
Brigitte Barclay ...
Rainbow Girl
David Boyce ...
Clown
Jane Chaplin ...
Brian Conway ...
Ambulance Attendant
Carolyn Cortez ...
Rainbow Girl
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Winter
Joanna Dickens ...
Ambrosia
Berta Domínguez D. ...
Tiger Lily
Edward Donovan ...
Rolf
Ian Dury ...
Bartender
Linzi Drew ...
Madame Rainbow
Debbie Ferrari ...
Rainbow Girl
Amanda Jane Forbes ...
Rainbow Girl
Rachel Garley ...
Rainbow Girl
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A petty crook, in search of the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.

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You can just live. Or you can live it up.

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Fantasy | Drama

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Rated R for some nudity

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19 January 1994 (France)  »

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A szivárványtolvaj  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Only theatrically released in France in 1994. See more »

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During the end credits 'Boomman' is misspelled as 'Booman'. See more »

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Referenced in The Jodorowsky Constellation (1994) See more »

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rainbows over Europe
30 June 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This is a film which has immediate respect as a Europena art house film. Often this hides flaws which can be disastrous. This is not the case here. Peter O Toole is in it. Even at his worst laziest over the top performances he is still watchable. Some may call Alexandro Jodorowsky's piece sentimental and self indulgent. Indeed in its attempt to fulfill magical realism there are some oddities parading through this. The use of a circus as a parable for Christ's compassion and attempt to help an insane world is used for an excuse for indigence and longueurs. The rainbow girls are all very pretty models and I already knew about them from painting of Kirsten Imrie, Rachel Garley an Bridgette Barclay by th e actor Stephen Armourae who promoted this film because of its abstract arty script and the use of Tarot,as he is also a psychic. Alexandro Jodorowsky attempts here again to use imagery and animals to convey a message, this makes it memorable if somewhat obscure. The trouble is the people who need to receive his message are not going to have the patience for a Europena art house film with all its obliqueness.


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