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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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Ed Van Nuys ...
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Skip Rose ...
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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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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 The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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Rustem (Dance)
Performed by Ciocirlia Orchestra
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7 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this on videotape and watched it over and over again - it's hilarious. The best comic performance by Fox, the best by Delouise (whom I normally loathe), great performances by all.

Allen's performance (basically, he's playing his own father) is stunning in his effortless timing, and he directs the ensemble around him accordingly.

The camera work is nothing special, but what do you expect from TV? That this made its way to television is itself part of the miracle.

My own guess is that this is the production that Allen should have retired on - he hasn't made a dam' thing of interest since.

But this is perfect.

Flawlessly ridiculous - a precious gem of American comic theater.


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