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The Rainbow Thief (1990)

Country of Origin: UK
Year of Production: 1990
Running Times: 87 mins
Format: colour/35mm
Ratio:
Sound: Dolby

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Companies: Burrill Productions/Rink Anstalt
Executive Producers: Johannes Weineck, Alexander Salkind (uncredited), Pierre Spengler (uncredited)
Producer: Vincent Winter

SCRIPT
Script: Berta Domínguez D.

DIRECTION
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky

PHOTOGRAPHY
Director of Photography: Ronnie Taylor
Gaffer: Alan Martin
Best Boy: Gary Cross
Grip and Lighting Equipment: Lee Lighting Ltd

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editor: Mauro Bonanni

MUSIC
Music: Jean Musy

COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
Costume Designer: Barbara Kidd
Wardrobe Master: Alan Flyng

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special Effects Supervisor: Martin Gutteridge
Special Effects: Effects Associates Ltd

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Production Designers: Didier Naert, Alexandre Trauner

OTHER CREW
Unit Driver: Mark Davies (uncredited)

LOCATIONS
Locations: Gdañsk, Poland

CAST
Peter O'Toole (Prince Meleagre)
Omar Sharif (Dima)
Christopher Lee (Uncle Rudolf)
Francesco Romano (Marcus)
Jude Alderson (Hortensia)
Brigitte Barclay, Carolyn Cortez, Debbie Ferrari, Amanda Jane Forbes, Rachel Garley, Kirsten Imrie, Marion Turner (Rainbow girls)
David Boyce (clown)
Jane Chaplin (Lady Jane)
Brian Conway, Tom Hibbert, Kate Versey (ambulance attendants)
Peter Dennis (Winter)
Joanna Dickens (Ambrosia)
Berta Domínguez D. (Tiger Lily)
Edward Donovan (Rolf)
Linzi Drew (Madame Rainbow)
Ian Dury (bartender)
Chris Greener (Caesar)
Kay Hamilton (Miss Fenwick)
Brian Hibbard (Madame Claire)
Stephen Jenn (Michelle)
Sheila Keith (Bernadette)
Andy McEven (Barker)
Declan Mulholland (Pug)
Ken Parry (Snow)
Ian Ricketts (Casket)
Jean-Yves Tual (Colonel Heywood)

AVAILABILITY

USA
Video Distributor: Warner Home Video

CENSORSHIP HISTORY

USA
Rating: R (for some nudity)

TIMELINE

1994
January

19: France – theatrical release

POSTER TAGS

You can just live. Or you can live it up.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Il ladro dell'arcobaleno - Italian title
Le voleur d'arc-en-ciel - French title

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

In Camera Summer 1990 p.5 (UK)
credits, note

Positif no.357 (November 1990) p.59 (France)
review

Première February 1994 p.52 (France)
review (by Eric Libiot)

Screen International no.747 (10 March 1990) p.6 (UK)
note

Screen International no.749 (24 March 1990) p.25 (UK)
credits

Screen International no.777 (6 October 1990) p.29 (UK)
review

Variety 5 November 1990 p.74 (USA)
credits, synopsis, review

KEYWORDS

dwarves, floods, prostitution, sewers, thieves


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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