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1[[quoteright:300:]] ²²''Under the Rainbow'' is a 1981 American comedy directed by Creator/SteveRash, starring Creator/ChevyChase and Creator/CarrieFisher. It involves a disparate group of people checking into a Hollywood hotel during the production of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in 1938.²²The film also stars Creator/EveArden, Creator/JosephMaher, Creator/RobertDonner, Creator/BillyBarty, Creator/{{Mako}}, Creator/CorkHubbert, Creator/PatMcCormick, and Creator/AdamArkin.²²It was released on July 31, 1981.²²----²!!Tropes for the film:²* AndYouWereThere: As the film is set during the making of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', Otto Kriegling, a [[spoiler:Nazi Spy (complete with noticleable German accent) in the movie where it all turns out to be a dream that Rollo Sweet has after falling off a roof. After Rollo regains consciousness, a Hollywood agent played by the same actor shows up to recruit for ''The Wizard of Oz'', now with an All-American accent]].²* CrashingThroughTheHarem: A ChaseScene goes through a women's dressing room, providing opportunity for some {{fanservice}}. One of the little people sticks around rather than continuing the chase.²* JapaneseRanguage: Otto is supposed to meet with a Japanese spy using the code phrase, "The Pearl is in the river." When a Japanese visitor tries to help an old lady whose necklace broke and her pearls fell into her dinner plate, the businessman tells her, "The pearl is in the river (liver)." Naturally, Otto mistakes him for the contact. Interestingly, the real Japanese spy pronounces the phrase correctly, confusing Otto.²* LockedInAFreezer: Bruce and Annie get trapped in this manner. For Annie, it's made worse by the fact that she's clad only [[{{Fanservice}} in bra and panties]] (leading to a YouMustBeCold moment). ²* PeriodPiece: Set during TheGreatDepression in 1938.²* ShamefulStrip: Otto cuts Annie's dress off, leaving her in her underwear.²²----


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