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  • Actors: Andrea McArdle, Don Murray, Michael Parks, Rue McClanahan, Piper Laurie
  • Directors: Jackie Cooper
  • Format: NTSC
  • Studio: VC II
  • Run Time: 97.0 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FP9X6C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,480 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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1978 TV Movie.. The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her mother (played by Piper Laurie) was forever pushing her to excel.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Emily on February 14, 2007
This was one of my favorites growing up in the eighties. The story very entertainingly depicts Judy Garland's rise to international stardom, her relationship with her family (especially her father) and her professional relationships with some of the more colorful characters from Hollywood's golden years. The music is top notch as well. I highly recommend this film.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Texas teacher on June 17, 2008
I have been looking for this movie everywhere, and I recently got it on ebay for about 20 bucks, I was so happy, that's alot better than the 45 they have here! I got it because I am a fan of Andrea McArdle, and I was underimpressed with her acting. She looks dead in the face when she's singing, and she has totally the wrong timber to play Judy. But the lady for the mother and father are very good. The best parts I have to say are when Andrea McArdle are singing, she only got the role because she just got off the band wagon of Annie. And she's too young to look 16 at the end of the film, and she's way to skinny to be Judy. But for 90 minutes I did enjoy seeing this movie, in fact it was much better than I thought it would be, so I was pleased. But, I wouldn't want to pay $45 for this. For a better movie on Judy Garland just buy the Emmy Award winning one with Judy Davis: "Me and my Shadows." But if you'd love to see Andrea McArdle sing, go ahead and fork over the money for this one.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Painting The Clouds on January 15, 2008
I'm with the other reviewer - when I was a kid, I watched this about a million times on Cinemax or some such movie channel that played it over and over and over in the 1980's. It was my intro to Judy Garland and I've been a fan ever since. At the time, there weren't many made for TV bios, and it was interesting in that respect. "Annie" was still really big, so I understand why lots of us girls seemed to like this movie.

That being said, seeing it 20+ years later was a different experience, especially after seeing the Garland bio "Me and My Shadows" in which the performances are far superior to the ones in this film. I picked up my copy of "Rainbow" cheap off of Ebay, and I'm about 99% sure it's a bootleg, although it wasn't advertised as such. So be aware if you're buying a "rental" copy, it may not be a master copy.

The first major flaw is that Andrea McArdle just ain't Judy. Not even close. She doesn't even hold a candle to the personality that "was" Judy Garland. It's not just her bad 70's flip hairstyle and blue eyes either, but she just lacks 99% of Judy's cuteness, innocence and energy, and 100% of her overall vivacity, happiness and sense of humor. She's extremely "sedate" in all her scenes, and that's about as far as you can get from describing Judy in one word. Her voice is amazing, but different from Judy, and her performances are totally expressionless. Contrast this with the audition scene from Me and My Shadows and it just pales in comparison. The year was 1978 though, the year McArdle retired from the Annie role and she was still riding high on that success. I assume this was probably the reason she was chosen, because I don't feel that she would have gotten this role had she just walked in off the street and auditioned.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jubbs on December 4, 2011
If you watch Rainbow, then watch me and my shadows you get a really in depth view of Judy's life - even if parts of it are a bit over dramatic. I didn't pay a cent for this movie - someone gave me a copy and I don't think I would pay more than twenty bucks if I ever come across a copy; it just isn't worth it - but teamed with Me and my shadows it works ohk - it gets a bit of a boost.
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