Release dateSeptember 8, 1990 (1990-09-08) WriterRoderick Thorp (book), Bill Phillips (teleplay), Bennett Cohen (teleplay) CastPeter Weller, Sela Ward, David Caruso, Megan Mullally (Ava Zieff), Richard Rudolph (Reporter #1) Similar moviesRelated Bobby Roth movies
Rainbow drive 1990 movie
Rainbow Drive is a thriller television film directed by Bobby Roth and starring Peter Weller, Sela Ward and David Caruso. The film first aired on September 8, 1990 on the Showtime Cable Network. It is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Roderick Thorp.
Rainbow Drive was given a very limited theatrical release. It was released in America and the UK on VHS, which is now out-of-print. The film was nominated for one Mystfest award, for "Best Film" (Bobby Roth). The soundtrack was scored by Tangerine Dream, but was never released as a stand-alone release. The title track was later included on the bootleg Prayer of Quiet Dreams in 1993.
Mike Gallagher is one of Los Angeles' top cops, who is acting head of Hollywood's homicide division. But Gallagher is soon wrenched out of his orderly existence into a dirty world of killing and corruption. Gallagher's affair with a married woman leads him to stumble across a vicious scene of multiple murder on L.A. highway Rainbow Drive. Gallagher senses something strange when reinforcements arrive even before he has called them. When his superiors freeze him out of the case, Gallagher begins his own investigations. With the help of mysterious ally Laura Demming, Gallagher draws closer to the truth, and danger moves closer to his partner and mistress. His investigation propels him into a web of drugs and vice, corruption and cover-up - an intricate web that implicates some of the city's most senior figures.
Peter Weller as Mike Gallagher
Sela Ward as Laura Demming
David Caruso as Larry Hammond
Tony Jay as Max Hollister
James Laurenson as Hans Roehrig
Jon Gries as Azzolini
Henry G. Sanders as Marvin Burgess
Chris Mulkey as Ira Rosenberg
David Neidorf as Bernie Maxwell
Bruce Weitz as Dan Crawford
Chelcie Ross as Tom Cutler
Rutanya Alda as Marge Crawford
Megan Mullally as Ava Zieff
Michael Bruce as Rudy
Jason Ankeny of Allmovie gave the film three out of five stars, stating: "In this made-for-cable adaptation of Roderick Thorp's crime thriller, Peter Weller stars as a Hollywood cop whose murder investigation runs into a wall of police corruption." The book Video Movie Guide 1996 awarded the film two and a half stars out of five, while VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever gave the film two out of five stars.