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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
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Pepito
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Garfield
Stefan Kalipha ...
Cuban (as Stephan Kalipha)
Alan Igbon ...
Cuban
Kelvin Omard ...
Nado
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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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Water Bursts All Over London! [UK] See more »


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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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English comedian John Cleese was originally slated to appear in the movie as Sir Malcolm (which was in the end played by Leonard Rossiter). Cleese was also slated to appear as Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes in another tropical island comedy, Club Paradise (1986), which was released in the USA around the same time. That part in the end went to Peter O'Toole. 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

Baxter Thwaites: From there you can return to Cuba.
Cuban 1: And face Fidel after this fiasco? No, we go to Miami. I have a cousin there.
Cuban 2: Si. We go underground and spread sedition!
Cuban 1: No, we deal coke. Like Al Pacino in Scarface.
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Written and performed by Mighty Gabby
Produced by Eddy Grant
(c)1982 Grant Music
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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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