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Rainbow (1995)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 26 July 1996 (UK)
Four kids and a dog embark on the adventure of a lifetime -- the search for the end of the Rainbow. With the aid of computers and an irrepressible belief, they achieve the impossible, ... See full summary »


Bob Hoskins


Ashley Sidaway (story), Robert Sidaway




Cast overview, first billed only:
Willy Lavendel Willy Lavendel ... Mike Bailey (as Willie Lavendahl)
Bob Hoskins ... Frank Bailey
Jack Fisher Jack Fisher ... Old Man
Jacob Tierney ... Steven Bailey
Terry Finn ... Jackie Bailey
Norris Domingue Norris Domingue ... Stan
Babs Gadbois Babs Gadbois ... Mrs. Williams
Susan Glover Susan Glover ... Flower Box Woman
Larry Day ... Grocer
Jane Gilchrist Jane Gilchrist ... Grocery Store Customer
Griffith Brewer Griffith Brewer ... Jack the Prophet
Lisa Bronwyn Moore Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Street Girl #1
Bonnie Mak ... Street Girl #2
Gilbert Larose Jr. Gilbert Larose Jr. ... Traffic Cop
Gordon Masten ... Bob


Four kids and a dog embark on the adventure of a lifetime -- the search for the end of the Rainbow. With the aid of computers and an irrepressible belief, they achieve the impossible, finding and riding the multicolored arc. But the gold they take starts a more dangerous adventure, because gold gives the Rainbow energy and the Rainbow gives the world its colors...and if earth loses the color green, no oxygen can be produced. As the world turns black and white, the children battle time and disbelief to restore the Rainbow's power...and save the world. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

rainbow | gold | computer | color | oxygen | See All (33) »


"Don't dream the dream, be the dream"


Comedy | Family | Fantasy


Not Rated | See all certifications »



UK | Canada



Release Date:

26 July 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les voyageurs de l'arc-en-ciel See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first live-action theatrical motion picture originated on digital high definition video for distribution and exhibition in 35mm film. Two-time Academy Award© winner Freddie Francis photographed the movie with the Sony HDC-500 digital high definition camera system. Following the successful completion of this ground-breaking 'experiment', Sony along with Panavision developed the next generation of this camera system, the Sony HDC-750 for George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999) and the Sony/Panavision HDW-F900, which Lucas utilized in the production of "Star Wars:Episode II-Attack Of The Clones" (2002). Director Bob Hoskins discovered this system whilst filming the Television mini-series "World War II: When Lions Roared" (1994) in the role of Winston Churchill and decided he would introduce this Sony HDTV system to the theatrical motion picture industry starring and directing his next feature film, "Rainbow" See more »


Sheriff Wyatt Hampton: A Rainbow? And you ride it through the clouds over thousand miles? Oh sure you did, kid!
Mike Bailey: But it's true.
Sheriff Wyatt Hampton: I suppose you found a pot of gold at the end of it, right?
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Special thanks to... 5 guys named Moe See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Listen Real Close
Performed by Blown
Written by F. Amirahmadi/J. Watson
Published by Pollyanna Productions Ltd.
Courtesy of Bright Spark Records p. & c. 1994
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An Awesome film
16 August 2003 | by chez37See all my reviews

Has anyone ever seen the beauty and wisdom of this film ? It's incredible. Truly breathtaking, visionary ideals in here. And the effects are fantastic! Rainbows, gold, color defecient world. Its all pretty darn cool. Go rent it!

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