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Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (1971)

Barney (Jack Klugman) owns the last working farm in Manhattan. For various reasons, city officials have decided to close it down. A special event is planned to raise awareness and money to ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Mann (as Edward Andrew Mann)

Writers:

Daniel Hauer, Edward Mann (as Edward Andrew Mann)
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Credited cast:
Jack Klugman ... Barney
Norma French Norma French ... Mary Lee
Reuben Figueroa ... Angel
David Mann ... David
Kevin Riou Kevin Riou ... Kevin
Val Avery ... The Marshal
Morgan Freeman ... Afro
Skitch Henderson ... Himself
Heather MacRae ... Herself
Oatis Stephens Oatis Stephens ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chichi Bonilla Chichi Bonilla
Nicky Brooks Nicky Brooks
Ed Crowley Ed Crowley
Nancy Davison Nancy Davison
Lee Dowell Lee Dowell
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Storyline

Barney (Jack Klugman) owns the last working farm in Manhattan. For various reasons, city officials have decided to close it down. A special event is planned to raise awareness and money to keep it running. Based on a true story, the original title of this film was P.O.N.Y. (a double entendre alluding to a metaphoric old pony that gave kids pony rides at the farm and to Poor Old New York - the heartless city that would close down a long standing and beloved neighborhood institution).

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His rainbow is a Pony Farm in the heart of New York City. See more »

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Family | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barney See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Equine Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Soundtracks

When I'm Lucky Again
Music by Bobby Scott
Lyrics by Danny Meehan
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Forgotten Childhood Memories
9 March 2008 | by Dash_O_PepperSee all my reviews

This movie is a stand out, not as a film but as a distant childhood memory.

Any child from Greenwich Village during the '60s remembers this farm -- the pony rides, the corn growing just steps from the cobblestone streets, the chickens. It was an oasis in the heart of the city. What we didn't know was the story that led to the building of the Mitchell-Lama houses on the site.

Whenever I walk down Greenwich or West Streets, I dream of those innocent days when kids actually believed that we could fight city hall and triumph.


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