Under the Rainbow (1981) - Rotten Tomatoes

Under the Rainbow (1981)




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In this comedy, a hotel becomes a chaotic place during the 1938 filming of The Wizard of Oz, when it is inundated with groups of midgets, secret agents, and Nazi and Japanese spies.
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Warner Bros.

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Chevy Chase
as Bruce Thorpe
Carrie Fisher
as Annie Clark
Eve Arden
as The Duchess
Joseph Maher
as The Duke
Billy Barty
as Otto Kriegling
Robert Donner
as Assassin
as Nakamuri
Cork Hubbert
as Rollo Sweet
Adam Arkin
as Henry Hudson
Richard Stahl
as Lester
Bob Porter
as Ventriloquist
Gary Friedkin
as Wedgie
Michael Lee Gogin
as Fitzgerald
Pam Vance
as Lana
Louisa Moritz
as Operator
John Pyle
as Steward
Bill Lytle
as Clerk
Ted Lehmann
as Adolf Hitler
Bobby Porter
as Ventriloquist
Charlie Messenger
as Hitler's Aide
Jim Boeke
as Whittler
David Haney
as Dispatcher
Ruth Brown
as Cleaning Lady
Art Hern
as Studio Guard
Peter W. Wooley
as Studio Lot Director
Geraldine Papel
as Waitress
Twink Caplan
as Cigarette Girl
John F. Goff
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Under the Rainbow

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

This movie is in desperate need of an ace farceur like Preston Sturges.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Mr. Rash has earnestness and a touch of eccentricity, but he doesn't have the lighthearted wit to keep this kind of comedy working.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

I maintain that, while it may be a failure, it's an ambitious failure.

Full Review… | March 23, 2012
Aisle Seat

A peculiar career choice for Fisher.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007

Whose idea was this anyway?

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
TV Guide

Audience Reviews for Under the Rainbow

Wow. The constant barrage of old-timey racist and midget jokes and stereotypes might be somewhat endearing if it wasn't for the dead dogs. I think I found my limit. Although everything turns out OK in the end, so I guess it isn't that bad. (?) Overall if I could put a one line review on the cover of the home release of the movie, it would be "More entertaining than a Quentin Tarantino movie."

Tim Lyon
Tim Lyon

Under the Rainbow, have a interesting plot, but the screenplay is not creative and the humor is too silly.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Terrible and unfunny.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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