Taglines: Between the known and the unknown is a spectrum of terror that only she can see.
Rosanna Arquette stars as Martha Travis, a medium who hosts a touring clairvoyant show with her alcoholic father Walter (Jason Robards) where she helps members of the audience make contact with deceased relatives. At one meeting, she foretells the violent death of a local factory employee (Olek Krupa), a whistleblower who was set to reveal corporate malpractice at the plant, and soon becomes the target of the killer herself.
At a subsequent meeting in the town, she appears to identify several other individuals who are set to die or be killed. A sceptical local journalist investigating the death, Gary Wallace (Tom Hulce), begins following the couple and the story. The story is told in flashback, with the opening scenes showing Wallace searching for the reclusive Martha many years after the events depicted in the main body of the film.
Black Rainbow is a 1989 British supernatural thriller film directed by Mike Hodges and filmed in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. Starring are Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards Jr., Tom Hulce, Mark Joy, Ron Rosenthal, John Bennes, Linda Pierce, Olek Krupa, Helen Baldwin and Darla N. Warner.
Black Rainbow (1989)
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Jason Robards Jr., Tom Hulce, Mark Joy, Ron Rosenthal, John Bennes, Linda Pierce, Olek Krupa, Helen Baldwin, Darla N. Warner
Screenplay by: Mike Hodges
Production Design by: Voytek
Cinematography by: Gerry Fisher
Film Editing by: Malcolm Cooke
Costume Design by: Clifford Capone
Set Decoration by: Jennifer Williams
Art Direction by: Patricia Klawonn
Music by: John Scott
Distributed by: Miramax Films
Release Date: December 5, 1989