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Water (1985)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 18 April 1986 (USA)
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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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Dick Clement

Writers:

Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Baxter
Valerie Perrine ... Pamela
Brenda Vaccaro ... Dolores
Leonard Rossiter ... Sir Malcolm
Billy Connolly ... Delgado
Dennis Dugan ... Rob
Fulton Mackay ... Eric
Jimmie Walker ... Jay Jay
Dick Shawn ... Deke Halliday
Fred Gwynne ... Spender
Trevor Laird Trevor Laird ... Pepito
Chris Tummings Chris Tummings ... Garfield
Stefan Kalipha Stefan Kalipha ... Cuban (as Stephan Kalipha)
Alan Igbon ... Cuban
Kelvin Omard Kelvin Omard ... Nado
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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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A lunatic comedy! [Australia theatrical] See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Handmade Films Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вода See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$510,136, 20 April 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,256,862
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Production Co:

HandMade Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The two tropical island comedies, Water (1985) and Club Paradise (1986), shared several commonalities. Both featured settings that were British Principalities in the Carribean with at least one pompous English government official. Both had reggae connections, Bob Marley in Water (1985), and Jimmy Cliff in Club Paradise (1986). Water (1985) was an English movie, and co-starred an American blonde, Brenda Vaccaro, whereas Club Paradise (1986) was an American movie, which co-starred an English blonde, Twiggy. Peter O'Toole is seen in Club Paradise (1986) in a 'Cocked Hat' just as 'Michael Caine' is in Water (1985). Both films were released in the U.S. within three months of each other. See more »

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It is not the SAS sent to Cascasra, Infact it is the Parachute Regiment that is sent. See more »

Quotes

Garfield: Hey, you spoke, man.
Delgardo: I couldn't think of anything to rhyme with "bomb".
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Alternate Versions

Original West German theatrical version was cut by ca. 8 minutes. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Listen to My Song
Music by Mike Moran
Lyrics by Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Bill Persky
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
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This is one of my Lifetime Top 10 movies!
22 March 2007 | by jhf0924See all my reviews

This is one of the most entertaining "lost movies" ever made. The wit, humor, sarcasm, dialogue are what entertainment is all about. The plot lines in the film are well interrelated ... there is the Politics within the United Kingdom, the "then" threat of communism and Cuba, the motivated French mercenaries ... there is the greedy business theme with the evil Spenco (headed by none other than Herman Munster (Fred Gwyne) ... and the religious theme with the questionable behavior of the spiritual leader of the island.

My favorite line is the description of how England must view Cascara as the dot above the "i" in the word "sh*t". With the exception to some very direct references to smoking marijuana and some sexual inuendo ... this is a great movie for almost everyone. It is a little history lesson for everyone who can't remember the Falklands - and its a reminder of the early/mid 1980's for the rest of us.


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