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Don't Drink the Water (1994)

Somewhere behind the early 1960s Cold War iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Herlihy ...
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Ambassador Magee
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Mr. Burns
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Mr. Kilroy
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Miss Pritchard
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Axel Magee
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Walter Hollander
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Marion Hollander
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Susan Hollander
Ed Van Nuys ...
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Skip Rose ...
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Policeman (as Leonid Uscher)
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Policeman (as Stas' Kmiec')
Vit Horejs ...
Krojack
Sándor Técsy ...
Krojack's Colleague (as Sandor Tecsy)
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Somewhere behind the early 1960s Cold War iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American Embassy, which is temporarily being run by the absent Ambassador's diplomatically incompetent son, Axel. Written by Rob Hartill

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They Couldn't Wait To Get In. Now It's Hilarious Trying To Get Out! (DVD)

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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18 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Kata lathos kataskopos  »

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The original Broadway production of "Don't Drink the Water" opened at the Morosco Theater on November 17, 1966, and ran for five hundred ninety-eight performances. See more »

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Hora ca la Caval (Shepherd's Dance)
Performed by Gheorghe Zamfir (as Georghe Zamfir) & Friends
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a really funny film
24 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I have been recommending this movie to friends for ages, not knowing that they had no possible way of actually seeing it since for some reason it never came out on video. The earlier version (with Jackie Gleason leading the cast) is a poor substitute. It has some of the same jokes, but none of the wit. It also does not have the SOUNDTRACK which in the 1994 made-for-TV-version was a sublime showcase for some very hot Bulgarian tunes. (I am a folk dancer, so I know my Bulgarian music!) The Gleason version gets air time ten-twelve times a year on cable and regular TV, but the 1994 version does not. It may have been made for TV, but seemingly it never comes back to the TV. I know because I have been reading the TV guide every week for a year now looking for this movie(!)


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