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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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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 <>

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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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Release Date:

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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Michael Caine is seen in the film in a 'Cocked Hat' just as Peter O'Toole would also soon be seen wearing one in Club Paradise (1986) which released in the USA around the same time. See more »


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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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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An extremely funny film
16 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am quite disappointed with the average for this film. I found it to be one of the funniest films I have ever seen. The cast is superb and the script, although not one of the best written, is filled with humor that was was made even better by the acting. It was filmed on the island of St. Lucia. It's a story of a company drilling for oil and accidently discovers mineral water, a substance that is even more valuable than oil. But it is important to keep it a secret. Jimmie Walker, who I don't particularly like, plays the part of a radio dj and does it wonderfully. Michael Caine and Brenda Vaccaro are fabulous as is everyone else. Please give this film a chance. I think it might be one of those little surprises that come along every once in a while.

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