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The Rainbow Thief (1990)

A petty crook, in search of the clichéd 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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Berta Domínguez D. (story), Berta Domínguez D. (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter O'Toole ... Prince Meleagre
Omar Sharif ... Dima
Christopher Lee ... Uncle Rudolf
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jude Alderson Jude Alderson ... Hortensia
Brigitte Barclay Brigitte Barclay ... Rainbow Girl
David Boyce David Boyce ... Clown
Jane Chaplin Jane Chaplin ... Lady Jane
Brian Conway Brian Conway ... Ambulance Attendant
Carolyn Cortez Carolyn Cortez ... Rainbow Girl
Peter Dennis Peter Dennis ... Winter
Joanna Dickens Joanna Dickens ... Ambrosia
Berta Domínguez D. Berta Domínguez D. ... Tiger Lily
Edward Donovan Edward Donovan ... Rolf
Linzi Drew ... Madame Rainbow
Ian Dury ... Bartender
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Storyline

A petty crook, in search of the clichéd 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Fantasy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1994 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A szivárványtolvaj See more »

Filming Locations:

Pomorskie, Poland See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Only theatrically released in France in 1994. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dima: [talking to a rat] Oh no. Much to good a fish for you. You're not going to believe this, but I'm even hungrier than you are.
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Crazy Credits

The cast list during the end credits is listed in alphabetical order. However, Ian Dury is listed before Linzi Drew instead of the other way around. See more »

Connections

Referenced in La constellation Jodorowsky (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Non, je ne Regrette rien
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Performed by Édith Piaf
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rainbows over Europe
30 June 2006 | by buonesargen3See 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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