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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
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Deke Halliday
Trevor Laird ...
Chris Tummings ...
Stefan Kalipha ...
Cuban (as Stephan Kalipha)
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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 <>

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England wants the island dumped. France wants it bombed. America wants it wholesale. And Micahel Caine wants it . . . on the rocks. [USA theatrical] See more »


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Release Date:

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 »


Kessler: Two of us will mine the rig. The explosions will be your signal to blow the cliff face. When they listen to the Rebel's broadcast, that is the time we strike. Meantime, we eat. Pierre, break out the emergency rations.
Pierre: The emergency special is carre d'agneau with beans. French, of course. Followed by green salad, cheese and fraises des bois. To accompany this we have a robust, young sensimilla which will refresh even the most cynical palate.
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Listen to My Song
Music by Mike Moran
Lyrics by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Bill Persky
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
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Satire of the Caribbean, But Some Truth To It
12 February 2003 | by (Laytonsville, MD, USA) – See all my reviews

As Michael Caine competes for another Best Actor Oscar, Water has been included by some commentators in the list of the "bombs" he has taken on "to pay the bills." Ill-advised choices such as The Swarm and Jaws III certainly belong on the list, but I have always considered Water to have brought out Caine's comic ability rather well. The satire is sometimes heavy-handed (especially the Texas oil man caricature by Fred Gwynn) but I find that there is some pretty close to target satire of life, culture, and politics on the many tiny isles of the Eastern Caribbean. I lived on a couple of them myself, and I'm always finding some familiar old friends among Water's characters.

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