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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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Sir Malcolm
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Deke Halliday
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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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A lunatic comedy! [Australia theatrical] See more »


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Вода  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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Alfred Molina: As a Frenchman, Pierre. 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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Cinemania (2002) 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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Satire of the Caribbean, But Some Truth To It
12 February 2003 | by (Laytonsville, MD, USA) – See all my reviews

As Michael Caine competes for another Best Actor Oscar, Water has been included by some commentators in the list of the "bombs" he has taken on "to pay the bills." Ill-advised choices such as The Swarm and Jaws III certainly belong on the list, but I have always considered Water to have brought out Caine's comic ability rather well. The satire is sometimes heavy-handed (especially the Texas oil man caricature by Fred Gwynn) but I find that there is some pretty close to target satire of life, culture, and politics on the many tiny isles of the Eastern Caribbean. I lived on a couple of them myself, and I'm always finding some familiar old friends among Water's characters.


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