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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

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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
Chris Tummings ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

A víz mindent visz  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The two tropical island comedies, Water (1985) and Club Paradise (1986), shared a number of commonalities. Both featured settings that were British Principalities in the Carribean with at least one pompous English government official. Both had reggae connections, Bob Marley in Water (1985) and Jimmy Cliff in Club Paradise (1986). Water (1985) was an English movie and co-starred an American blonde, Brenda Vaccaro, whereas Club Paradise (1986) was an American movie which co-starred an English blonde, Twiggy. Peter O'Toole is seen in Club Paradise (1986) in a 'Cocked Hat' just as 'Michael Caine' is in Water (1985). Both films were released in the USA within three months of each other. 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 »

Soundtracks

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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The weather? Sunny!
16 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have a feeling that there will be only a few who would recognise this line, but that's good. It means the rest of you are going to have to see it. I first saw this movie in my 10th grade World History class and have loved it ever since. The story is solid, and it realistically represents all the crazy things that can happen when outside interests become fanatic. Every character in the cast adds to this realism, despite the fact that on the outside they are broadly portrayed. You don't really realise any of this when you are falling over from laughing. You can't beat a two-man revolutionary army, and Baxter's sleazy wife. And when they get invaded? More joy! It is frankly impossible to explain it...so I won't. My question is, where in the hell did Baxter actually meet this woman?


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