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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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Baxter
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Pamela
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Dolores
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Sir Malcolm
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Delgado
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Rob
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Eric
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Jay Jay
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Deke Halliday
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Spender
Trevor Laird ...
Pepito
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Garfield
Stefan Kalipha ...
Cuban (as Stephan Kalipha)
Alan Igbon ...
Cuban
Kelvin Omard ...
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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 <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

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Вода  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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The song "Freedom", sung at the end of the film during the "Concert for Cascara", was released as a music video. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[last lines]
Baxter Thwaites: Smile, Sir Malcolm, as the cameras catch the dying moments of a British colony.
Sir Malcolm: Dying moments of my career, you mean. Thanks to this disaterous episode the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher is going to have my balls.
Delores: Okay honey, stop this screwing around! I want to leave now!
Baxter Thwaites: And if she doesn't, Sir Malcolm, Delores cretainly will.
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Soundtracks

Black Gold
Music by Mike Moran
Lyrics by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Bill Persky
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
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...of Houston Texas
13 December 2001 | by (RENNES, FRANCE) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie actually had some very funny and memorable lines...The characters are so stereotyped that they have all become characatures...from the French Commandos on the beach who when they are breaking out their emergency rations are having the menu read to them by a Sergent who informs them that it will be "accompanied by an unpretentious St Emillion which will amuse even the most cynical palate"...the American Colonel who can't see the target for the Limbo dancers...when the guerilla mets the oil man he calls him a "Yankee capitalist imperialist...of Houston Texas", says the oil man extending his hand.

It was produced by George Harrison and has Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and a lot of other name musicians involved in the soundtrack.

It has a nice way to spend an hour and a half. No it has no deep hidden meaning nor will it change your life or make a social statement...but then I watch movies as a bit of escapism...this is one I sought out to own and when it comes out on DVD will buy it in that format as well.


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