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

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$1,256,862 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the revolutionary group was the "Cascara Liberation Front" (CLF). See more »

Goofs

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

Franklin Spender: On hearing he was about to blow up his daughter, Spender says: "We were never that close."
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Spoofs The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) See more »

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Freedom
Music by Eric Clapton
Lyrics by Eric Clapton and Ian La Frenais
(c)1984 E.C. Music Ltd
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Why does everybody hate this one?
6 September 2005 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Comedy is considered as a lesser genre by certain people, which may explain why this movie is sometimes considered as one of the worst Michael Caine did. But Water is fun and smart, and how many comedies have these two qualities? For sure, the story is far-fetched, sometimes silly, but it's deliberately silly. It just doesn't take itself seriously, despite the "political messages" in the background and the tongue-in-cheek view of British post-colonial era. Production values are good, pace is sustained, interpretation is dynamic but never crosses the red line of buffoonery. What more can you expect from a comedy? If you come across it on cable TV or in video, give it a chance, it is certainly not the disaster some people claim it is. And if you're in the right mood then, you even may find it damn cool.


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