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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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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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$510,136 (USA) (20 April 1986)

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$1,256,862 (USA)
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The fictional island name of Cascara which contained a wellspring of mineral water with a 'slight laxative effect' was somewhat of a spoof, as the plant Cascara, (whose scientific name is 'Rhamnus purshiana'), is said to produce its own laxative effects. See more »

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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 »

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Rob: This is the Governor's wife!
Deke Halliday: You mean she's not the hooker?
Baxter Thwaites: I told you not to wear those heels, darling.
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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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Wonderful send-up of International Politics
26 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Water is one of those movies I'm grateful my Dad took me to see. Since it lasted, I believe, less than two weeks in theaters, I wasn't going to get another chance for a long time. Water does a wonderful job of skewering the Big Powers; the U.S.; Britain; Russia; and France. The colonial nature of these empires forms the basis for a hysterical skirmish over water rights on a barely survivable Caribbean island. The film's executive producer was none other than George Harrison. Not surprisingly, the music from the film is fantastic, although no soundtrack album is available that I am aware of. The luminaries drawn to the movie's witty script included musicians Ringo Starr, John Lord, Eric Clapton and others, and the cast includes Michael Caine, J.J. Walker, and Billy Connelly (the latter two in their best roles, I believe). Unfortunately, most of the humour requires knowledge of international and colonial politics, without which the film is (pardon the pun) dry.


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