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Under the Rainbow (1981)

PG | | Comedy | 31 July 1981 (USA)
A visiting dignitary, a CIA agent, a Nazi spy, Japanese tourists, an assassin and a group of "midget" actors from The Wizard of Oz (1939) all check into an elite Los Angeles hotel called Under the Rainbow.

Director:

Steve Rash

Writers:

Fred Bauer (story), Pat Bradley (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Bruce Thorpe
Carrie Fisher ... Annie Clark
Eve Arden ... The Duchess
Joseph Maher ... The Duke
Robert Donner ... The Assassin
Billy Barty ... Otto Kriegling
Mako ... Nakomuri
Cork Hubbert ... Rollo Sweet
Pat McCormick ... Tiny
Adam Arkin ... Henry Hudson
Richard Stahl ... Lester Hudson
Freeman King Freeman King ... Otis
Peter Isacksen ... Homer
Jack Kruschen ... Louie
Bennett Ohta Bennett Ohta ... Akido
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Storyline

In 1938 Los Angeles, the manager of the Culver Hotel leaves his nephew in charge for a weekend. The nephew changes the name to the Hotel Rainbow and overbooks with royalty, assassins, secret agents, Japanese tourists, and munchkins (from the cast of The Wizard of Oz (1939)). Secret Service agent Bruce Thorpe and casting director Annie Clark find romance amidst the intrigue and confusion. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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Somewhere, Under The Rainbow, way down low - Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher and 150 midgets are fighting valiantly to save our country against all Oz! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The film is set in 1938 during filming of The Wizard of Oz (1939), which was released the next year. See more »

Quotes

Tiny: Now, it's four blocks north and the owner lives up over the pet shop and he'll let you in anytime. I bought a sheep there once.
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Crazy Credits

Main cast list ends with a separate dedication: "and Leonard Barr as Pops Good-bye, Leonard, we'll miss you very much..." See more »

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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Stormy Weather
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Played by the band during dinner
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IMPORTANT info for "Under The Rainbow" fans (MGM contact email address).
13 January 2006 | by randygilpinSee all my reviews

I recently left a message for MGM, regarding a release of "Under The Rainbow" on DVD, & sent them a link to the IMDb comments about this movie.

If you would like your comments heard, please visit the following MGM web page, http://www.mgm.com/help.do, and instantly let your request be known.

With any luck, our comments will be forwarded to the appropriate department, & they will finally get the ball rolling on a DVD release of this cult classic.

Thanks! ...Randy G. :)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Under the Rainbow See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,297,493, 2 August 1981

Gross USA:

$18,826,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,826,490
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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