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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


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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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rainbow | gold | computer | color | oxygen | See All (34) »


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


Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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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?


Costume designer Janet Campbell was told by producers that they wanted the film to have a timeless look to it so she avoided dressing the young actors in grunge fashions and instead gave them a "classic look". See more »


Sam Cohen: I could've got this wrong, you know it already been too late.
Pete: All for nothing.
Mike Bailey: No, it's not too late. It came to me before. I can find a rainbow
Jackie Bailey: What do you mean, Mikey?
Mike Bailey: We been too scientific. We lost the magic.
Sam Cohen: You didn't make any sense.
Jackie Bailey: Yeah, he has.
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Crazy Credits

Without whom... Chrissie (Who Believed) and Daniel Margaret (Who Found the Rainbow) and Helen Alan (Who Saw the Rainbow) and Jackie Sam (For Summer '94), Adam and Chloe Juji (Who is the Rainbow) Johnson John (p28) Pete and the 8.12 See more »


References Pinocchio (1940) See more »


If You Love Me (Why Am I Dyin')
Performed by Boxing Gandhis
Written by David Darling
Published by Gandhico
Courtesy of Mesa Records p. & c. 1994
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Reminds me of Childhood
27 June 2011 | by lillambieSee all my reviews

I used to watch this a few times when I was a child, and it is one of the movies I always think of when I say to myself 'childhood movies'.

It is a fantastic movie, one which can also teach children a moral lesson: 'Do not take what is not yours' and 'If you don't know what it is, leave it alone.'

It is a truly magical tale of finding the ever beautiful and ever colourful Rainbow and what happens to the world when it becomes void of such a beautiful spectacle.

Sadly, the movie is very hard to get a hold of nowadays, but I'd recommend anyone who can find it to watch it ASAP!

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