Black Rainbow (1989)

Nomination Year: 2009
SYNOPSIS:  Rosanna Arquette is a medium who does stage shows where she contacts people's relatives "on the other side." She travels with and is managed by her father, Jason Robards, who thinks the whole thing is a scam. Unfortunately, Rosanna really CAN communicate with the other side. This just makes her act better... until she starts making contact with murder victims hours before they actually die. The first victim was hit by a professional and, unfortunately, in the stage show where she contacted him, she lets slip that she knows the identity of the killer, who realizes that he has to kill her before she spills the beans. Fortunately, he tries to catch up with her by flying through O'Hare. The inevitable flight cancellation gives Rosanna, Jason, and a handsome young reporter an extra day to prepare for the arrival of the killer; just enough time to lay a trap of their own.

"Wanna Run That By Me Again?"

It's Not Supernatural, It's Psychic!
The reporter says he doesn't believe in "all that supernatural crap;" she's probably just telepathic and is reading the crowd's minds to know what to say. Because that's WAY more believable than contacting dead people.

"Cutting Butter With A Chainsaw"

His evening's just shot.
The killer is escaping from the hotel. He rounds a corner, and unexpectedly discovers about half a dozen plainclothes cops. With guns. Oh well.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Rosanna Arquette Prolific actress; David Arquette's sister, which makes her sister-in-law to both Courtney Cox and Nicholas Cage 
Jason Robards the "real" Jason Robards; aka Jason Robards Jr; the winner of an Oscar, Tony, and Emmy 
Tom Hulce probably still best known as "Mozart" from Amadeus 
Director Claim to Fame
Mike Hodges also wrote Black Rainbow 

Greg Pearson

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