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The Water Engine (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  24 August 1992 (USA)
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In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is ... See full summary »

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Rita Lang
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Charles Lang
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Mason Gross
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Lawrence Oberman
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Mrs. Varek
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Mr. Wallace
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Kegan
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Soapbox Speaker One
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Soapbox Speaker Two (as Natalia Nogulich)
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In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil companies don't want the competition. Now he has to try and keep them from getting his idea, and somehow get it published. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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The Real Con
31 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Essential viewing for those of us who like David Mamet's highly stylised dialogue and his always watchable cast of regulars, but it's a shame that someone as sharp as he is, and an expert on con games too, should appear to endorse the apparently undying folk myth of the man (there have been several of them) who invents an engine that runs on water but is suppressed by big business. A film that accepted the falsity of free energy/perpetual motion claims and the villainy of the people who promote them - at least one free energy salesman is probably robbing the local farmers of their savings in a Midwest church hall right now - would have been a really ripe subject for Mamet, and a more satisfying film.


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