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Water (1985)

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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... See full summary »

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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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Deke Halliday
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Garfield
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Cuban (as Stephan Kalipha)
Alan Igbon ...
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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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$1,300,000 (USA)
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This movie has said to have been inspired by the earlier British comedy, Man in a Cocked Hat (1959) made and released about twenty-six years earlier. That film's American title was 'Man in a Cocked Hat', a cocked hat being something that Michael Caine is seen wearing throughout this movie. Both films feature a bumbling diplomat, in the earlier film this was played by Terry-Thomas whilst in this movie the diplomat is played by Leonard Rossiter. Whereas the earlier film was set on a Pacific Island, the island in this movie is in the Carribean. The fictitious name of the mineral-rich island in the earlier film was Gallardia, in this movie the fictitious isle where the mineral water resource is discovered is called Cascara. Moreover, both movies function as political satires of their respective eras. 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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Spoofs The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) See more »

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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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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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