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Rainy everyday but one...what's this movie?
June 30, 2009 7:07 PM   Subscribe

Challenge: find me that movie/tv movie for children. I remember this one from my childhood, but don't remember the title. Can you help? It rains every day except once a year. All of these children are in school and looking forward to the sun coming out. One little girl is locked in a closet by some mean bullies and misses the sun coming out. She misses the grass growing, the flowers blooming, and all the frolicking. The end is her running through the flowers/rain after she got out somehow. Anyone remember this? Probably late 70s or early 80s.
posted by heather-b to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Previously answered. All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury.
posted by The Deej at 7:11 PM on June 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


This is honestly the most frequently asked "what is this thing?" question ever. It clearly resonated with people!
posted by SassHat at 7:25 PM on June 30, 2009


Also answered here, here, here, here and here.
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:29 PM on June 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


Someone should write a bot that auto-posts "It was by Ray Bradbury" to any ask-me question with the words "book" or "movie" in the body.

It would be correct 90% of the time.
posted by AndrewStephens at 7:40 PM on June 30, 2009


it's good this gets asked every once in a while, coz it scarred me as a child too.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:05 PM on June 30, 2009


part 1
part 2
part 3


..and then curl up in a ball and cry...
posted by Frasermoo at 8:10 PM on June 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


As I recall this was a Twilight Zone episode, wasn't it?
But not like, the old one with Rod Serling, but the new
one, in the 80's. Although, now that I think about it,
wasn't there a Ray Bradbury TV series for a while?
Also Amazing Stories, helmed by Spielberg.
Too many anthology TV programmes in the 80's.
posted by Sully at 8:26 PM on June 30, 2009


Short story [PDF] on which the show was based. And the most heartbreaking story I've ever read.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:32 PM on June 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


There was a Ray Bradbury series, but I don't think this was an episode.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 9:13 PM on June 30, 2009


Glad to see this question get asked - it's been a while. It's basically impossible to look up in the database (what are you gonna search for, "rain"? "kids"?), so it will always be with us. And it's interesting that prior askers have both been touched by the short story and the TV mini-movie.

Fraser, looks like your first link got cheesed.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 9:23 PM on June 30, 2009


Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell: Glad to see this question get asked - it's been a while.

It's been six months.

This is certainly the most-asked question here—it's been asked, precisely the same exact question, eight times now—which I find fascinating. It is a story that really resonates with people, especially when they're young, isn't it?
posted by koeselitz at 2:38 AM on July 1, 2009


Is it in the wiki? Where is the wiki, anyways?
posted by inigo2 at 4:03 AM on July 1, 2009


(what are you gonna search for, "rain"? "kids"?),

If you put "rain" and "kids" in the search box at the top of the page, this question comes up twice.
posted by Lucinda at 5:12 AM on July 1, 2009


Sorry for the repeat, thanks for the answer
posted by heather-b at 6:58 AM on July 1, 2009


I entered "rain" and "closet."
posted by The Deej at 1:54 PM on July 1, 2009


Koeselitz: I consider six months to be "a while." Though since the question has been asked about 7 or 8 times in the 6 or 7 years AskMe has been around, I guess six months is shorter than "average."

Lucinda: Good point, though six months ago (before the last time this was asked), who knows what those search results looked like. In fact, last time, koeselitz noted that he was having a hard time finding it via search.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 7:09 PM on July 1, 2009


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