Up 3,477 this week

Water (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  18 April 1986 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 1,780 users  
Reviews: 26 user | 5 critic

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.



(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Video


Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 07 May 2011
a list of 30 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
a list of 35 titles
created 11 Jan 2014
a list of 25 titles
created 11 Aug 2014
a list of 29 titles
created 08 Sep 2014

Related Items

Search for "Water" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Water (1985)

Water (1985) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Water.

User Polls



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Susan George
Water I (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

Director: Deepa Mehta
Stars: Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Seema Biswas
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The son of a German General becomes part of a mysterious conspiracy to gain hidden Nazi funds.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Michael Caine, Anthony Andrews, Victoria Tennant
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap - must save the world from the dastardly ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement
Stars: Alan Shearman, Diz White, Ronald E. House
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...

Director: Simon Langton
Stars: Michael Caine, James Fox, Nigel Havers
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young wife decides to complete her education and take her exams. She meets a professor who teaches her to value her own insights while still being able to beat the exams. The change in ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Michael Caine, Julie Walters, Michael Williams
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins
Sweet Liberty (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Alda
Stars: Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Michelle Pfeiffer
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective - Dr Watson.

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones
Murphy's War (1971)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He lands on the shore somewhere on the river Orinoco delta and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Dr. Slaughter, a researcher in London who works as a high class hooker in her spare time, becomes a pawn in a dangerous political game, when her latest john Lord Bulbeck, who's negotiating an Arab-Israeli peace treaty, falls for her.

Director: Bob Swaim
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh
Surrender (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A wealthy writer who has had terrible experiences with money-hungry girlfriends & ex-wives pretends to be a broke, washed-up novelist to see if the woman he loves wants him for himself or just for his money.

Director: Jerry Belson
Stars: Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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 »


PG-13 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A víz mindent visz  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$1,300,000 (USA)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


George Harrison:  The ex-Beatle and Handmade Films exec as a band member of the Singing Rebels' Band. 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 »


Baxter Thwaites: At the time, this job was a big promotion for me - youngest governor in the Caribbean. But over the years, I think my wife has resented the restraints the position imposes.
[Delores and Ben tango into the room and out again]
Baxter Thwaites: As you can see. Buenos noches, darling!
Rob: Where, uh, where did you two meet?
Baxter Thwaites: On an earlier posting of mine. I sometimes think she misses the bright lights of Guatemala City.
See more »


References Scarface (1983) See more »


Music by Mike Moran
Lyrics by Ian La Frenais
Sung by Lance Ellington
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wonderful send-up of International Politics
26 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Water is one of those movies I'm grateful my Dad took me to see. Since it lasted, I believe, less than two weeks in theaters, I wasn't going to get another chance for a long time. Water does a wonderful job of skewering the Big Powers; the U.S.; Britain; Russia; and France. The colonial nature of these empires forms the basis for a hysterical skirmish over water rights on a barely survivable Caribbean island. The film's executive producer was none other than George Harrison. Not surprisingly, the music from the film is fantastic, although no soundtrack album is available that I am aware of. The luminaries drawn to the movie's witty script included musicians Ringo Starr, John Lord, Eric Clapton and others, and the cast includes Michael Caine, J.J. Walker, and Billy Connelly (the latter two in their best roles, I believe). Unfortunately, most of the humour requires knowledge of international and colonial politics, without which the film is (pardon the pun) dry.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
widescreen DVD needed! rickert
It's on DVD amydesign-1
can i get the soundtrack? rlfawcett
Which DVD release has which features? dogmatix-4
Need a copy of Water sales-437
I'd like this on DVD! alkat91
Discuss Water (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: