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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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Jay Jay
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Deke Halliday
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Spender
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Garfield
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Cuban (as Stephan Kalipha)
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Cuban
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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)  »

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A víz mindent visz  »

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$1,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The two tropical island comedies, Water (1985) and Club Paradise (1986), shared a number of commonalities. Both featured settings that were British Principalities in the Carribean with at least one pompous English government official. Both had reggae connections, Bob Marley in Water (1985) and Jimmy Cliff in Club Paradise (1986). Water (1985) was an English movie and co-starred an American blonde, Brenda Vaccaro, whereas Club Paradise (1986) was an American movie which co-starred an English blonde, Twiggy. Peter O'Toole is seen in Club Paradise (1986) in a 'Cocked Hat' just as 'Michael Caine' is in Water (1985). Both films were released in the USA within three months of each other. 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

[Four men's feet are protruding from beneath a bed]
Baxter Thwaites: Are you two digging a hole, or committing an unnatural act?
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Soundtracks

Leaving on a Jet Plane
Music and Lyrics by John Denver
(c)Cherry Lane Music Inc., controlled by Harmony Music Ltd., for British Commonwealth (excluding Canada) including Republic of Ireland and South Africa
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Here here, I too thought it was one of the funniest films I have ever seen.
14 July 2007 | by (Vanuatu) – See all my reviews

Although it has been a while since I have seen "Water" I still remember it to be one of the funniest films I have ever seen. I have fond memories of this picture. And still remember some of the scenes. Like the scene when the French Army dudes first land on the beach and break out their "rations". I also remember the scene where the new guy is talking about the guys and the resistance guys appear (from the bushes) behind him while he is being filmed. The actors are all "The Best". It's quite over the top but I loved it. All this occurred over some squabble over an Island (somewhere in the Caribbean). The interaction between Mr Caine's character and Deloris (his wife) is priceless.


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