Black Rainbow (1989)

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A young female medium on tour sees a hitman killing a whistleblower in her vision. The killer finds out about this and plans to kill her as well. The skeptical police, her manager father and a curious journalist try to protect her.

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  • Wallace Merck in Black Rainbow (1989)
  • Tom Hulce and Jason Robards in Black Rainbow (1989)
  • Mark Joy in Black Rainbow (1989)
  • Rick Warner in Black Rainbow (1989)
  • Rosanna Arquette in Black Rainbow (1989)
  • Rosanna Arquette and Jason Robards in Black Rainbow (1989)

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7 July 2004 | ninfilms
| Very intelligent film, made by Mike Hodges
Black Rainbow is like most of Mike Hodges films: Get Carter, Croupier and Terminal Man, very intelligent. It is great performance by

Rosanna Arquette best ever. Also Jason Robards and Tom Hulce are also good.

I doesn't rely on special effects to tell a story. It is more or less dealing with whether or not (Martha Travis) Rosanna Arquette is telling the truth. What I found interesting is how Hodges creates a psychological atmosphere on what would happen if someone with that psychic power tells you somebody close to you is dead. That is more disturbing than any special effect.

It is a shame Black Rainbow didn't get a proper cinema release. According to Mike Hodges on the DVD commentary of Black Rainbow, both the distributors Palace Pictures (UK) & Miramax (USA) were both suffering financially. Palace Pictures only released the in minimum cinemas, because they were on the verge of getting bankrupt. Miramax decided to release it straight to television.

My opinion is this is great film and should get a chance, any interested in this film, its out on DVD on Anchor Bay on Region 2

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