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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 ... 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 | oxygen | flying | See All (36) »


"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?


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 »


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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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 »


Around the World
Performed by East 17
Written by Tony Mortimer (as Mortimer)/Harvey/Rowebottom/Stannard
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of London Records p. & c. 1994
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AWESOME!!!, up there with goonies and flight of navigator
10 October 2014 | by freeboarderSee all my reviews

Wow!!! So happy I have finally got to see this. Remember seeing it in the video shop as a kid and the cover looked magical. Picked it up for 20p from a charity shop today. IT IS SO COOL.

Basically these kids hang round a train yard playing in the trains and exploring the city. One day one of them sees a rainbow land in front of him and its the most magical thing ever. Now all the kids want to find the rainbow again....maybe it will take them somewhere....maybe it will change everything.....

Hope you enjoy it. Kids from age of 7 to 10 should absolutely love this.

I'm 29 and I love it so adults should like it a lot too.

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