Trivia / Rainbow

The movie:

  • Advertised Extra: Dan Aykroyd gets second billing but only appears in the Kansas portions.
  • Billing Displacement: The poster on the main page accurately reflects the characters' importance. But this one has Frank and the sheriff front and centre, despite them not being main characters.
  • California Doubling: Montreal doubled for New Jersey, with the result that some road signs in French had to be covered over. Clarenceville doubled for Kansas.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Bob Hoskins directed the film and played Frank.
  • Fake American: British Bob Hoskins as Frank. As the movie was filmed in Canada, most of the American characters were played by Canadians.
  • No Export for You: The film never got an official USA release, due to issues with the rights.
  • Production Posse: Bob Hoskins had worked with producer David L Snyder and actress Terri Finn on Super Mario Bros..
  • Technology Marches On: The Applied Phlebotinum of tracking the rainbow landing site comes from a time when people still knew very little about computers.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Defied to an extent. The costume designer avoided dressing the characters in the fashions of the day to avoid dating the film to the 90s.

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