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Water (1985)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 18 April 1986 (USA)
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
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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England wants the island dumped. France wants it bombed. America wants it wholesale. And Micahel Caine wants it . . . on the rocks. [USA theatrical] See more »


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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Вода  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Rob: Hi, guys...
[Gets no answer]
Rob: How you doing?
[Still no answer]
Rob: Do... you... speak... English?
Garfield: I do, but my comrade will not speak until he can say Cascara is free.
Rob: Is that a political posture or a speech impediment?
Garfield: It's a promise to our people.
Rob: [laughs] Hey, that's terrific. I'm Rob Waring, this is Ben Branch. We're with SpenCo.
Garfield: The ruthless Yankee capitalists.
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Spoofs The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) See more »

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Water
Written, Performed and Produced by Eddy Grant
(c) 1984, 1979 Greensheart Music
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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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