Black Rainbow (2000)





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British director Mike Hodges brought an extra measure of integrity to this made-for-TV thriller. Rosanna Arquette stars as Martha Travis, a psychic who travels the rural American South with her alcoholic father, Walter (Jason Robards), plying her mystical trade for credulous yokels. In reality, Martha is a con woman whose only gift is the ability to defraud those who seek messages from dead loved ones. However, one night the bogus medium intercepts mental images of a murdered man whose wife is in the audience -- and indignantly proclaims that her husband is still very much alive. Within hours, however, Martha's vision becomes reality. Martha has suddenly developed the ability to see murders before they happen, but her newfound ability to prognosticate puts a professional contract killer on her trail. In the meantime, Martha becomes lovers with Gary Wallace (Tom Hulce), a small-town reporter who's intrigued enough by Martha to write a story about her, although he's skeptical about her supernatural talents.
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Rosanna Arquette
as Martha Travis
Jason Robards
as Walter Travis
Tom Hulce
as Gary Wallace
Ron Rosenthal
as Lieutenant Irving Weinberg
Mark Joy
as Lloyd Harley
John Bennes
as Ted Silas
Olek Krupa
as Tom Kuron
Linda Pierce
as Mary Kuron
Marty Terry
as Mrs. Adams
Helen Baldwin
as Eva Callow
Jon Thompson
as Jack Callow
Dan Cox
as Terminal Hotel, Clerk
William Brown
as Hal Faber
Rick Warner
as Editor, Jay Chatwin
Dandy Stevenson
as Mrs. Koostler
Georgia Allen
as Mrs. Jamais
Mert Hatfield
as Mike Braddon
Wallace Merck
as Officer Monroe
Judy Simpson Cook
as Rachel Sachs
Willie Stratford
as Railroad Steward
Jerry Rushing
as Bud Orwell
Janelle Cochrane
as Airline Clerk
Joe Inscoe
as Airline Clerk No. 2
Joyce Bowden
as Nurse Shelly
Ivan Green
as Preacher
Jeffrey Taylor
as Mike Harley
Mary Tyler Moore
as Audience
Ed Grady
as Editor, Geoff McBain
Ed Lillard
as Pastor on Train
Muse Watson
as Police Officer
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Critic Reviews for Black Rainbow

All Critics (3)

A great picture? No, but an intriguing one.

Full Review… | June 18, 2008
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

An effectively eerie supernatural thriller - even if it tries to exorcise a few too many ghosts for its own good.

Full Review… | September 10, 2007
Movie Gazette

The result is a stimulating film addressed to the intellect ...

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for Black Rainbow


For an older,low budget movie it was ok.I don't think they explained well enough for some at the beginning that she and her father were fakes until she started really hearing voices of dead people.I also didn't care for the weird ending.Not the very end,but the whole scene right before with her father and the killer and her "presence".It seemed out of place and sort of just thrown in.

Michelle D
Michelle D

This enjoyable supernatural thriller is set in the fundamentalist society of crumbling industrial towns where folks have a deep-rooted faith in the spiritualist movement.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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