Water (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  18 April 1986 (USA)
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A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sir Malcolm
Jay Jay
Deke Halliday
Trevor Laird ...
Chris Tummings ...
Stefan Kalipha ...
Cuban (as Stephan Kalipha)
Alan Igbon ...
Kelvin Omard ...


Farce about a British diplomat to a West Indian island nation who finds his idyllic existance thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A víz mindent visz  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)

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1.78 : 1
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The role of Sir Malcolm was intended for John Cleese. See more »


When Ms. Baxter speaks to her husband by megaphone, her voice sounds equally amplified despite the distance between mouth and the microphone varying wildly. See more »


Reverend Eric: [speaking of Delgardo] He is my son, my son.
Rob: You're his father, Father?
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Spoofs The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) See more »


Music by Mike Moran
Lyrics by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Bill Persky
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
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Why does everybody hate this one?
6 September 2005 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Comedy is considered as a lesser genre by certain people, which may explain why this movie is sometimes considered as one of the worst Michael Caine did. But Water is fun and smart, and how many comedies have these two qualities? For sure, the story is far-fetched, sometimes silly, but it's deliberately silly. It just doesn't take itself seriously, despite the "political messages" in the background and the tongue-in-cheek view of British post-colonial era. Production values are good, pace is sustained, interpretation is dynamic but never crosses the red line of buffoonery. What more can you expect from a comedy? If you come across it on cable TV or in video, give it a chance, it is certainly not the disaster some people claim it is. And if you're in the right mood then, you even may find it damn cool.

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