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:
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Stefan 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 <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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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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One of two 1980s movies where Michael Caine played a Governor / Consul on a small British outpost. The other movie was Beyond the Limit (1983). 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 »


Garfield: Hey, you spoke, man.
Delgardo: I couldn't think of anything to rhyme with "bomb".
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References Scarface (1983) See more »


Music by Eric Clapton
Lyrics by Eric Clapton and Ian La Frenais
(c)1984 E.C. Music Ltd
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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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