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Water (1985)

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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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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
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Pepito
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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:

A víz mindent visz  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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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 »

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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

Pamela: You once called me an undesirable alien...
Baxter Thwaites: I lied!
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Cascaran National Anthem
Music by Mike Moran
Lyrics by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Bill Persky
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
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A precursor of the "New British Cinema"
8 June 1999 | by (Saarland, Germany) – See all my reviews

The writers Clement / LaFrenais (The Commitments / Still Crazy) have made a funny satire of the end of the british colonialism in the Thatcher-Era (2 years after the Falkland Conflict) and about TV and commerce.

Michael Caine gives a great performance as the Gouvernor of the island.

The rest of the cast is extraordinary, especially the comedian Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown / Still Crazy) as leader of the 2-Men- Guerilla-Group of the island.

The film contains some good reggae-songs of the 80´s Reggae-Pop-Grandmaster Eddy Grant and some others.

A tip for all, who wanna have sun & fun for 100 minutes !

(Translated by my sister Antonia)


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