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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Baxter
... Pamela
... Dolores
... Sir Malcolm
... Delgado
... Rob
... Eric
... Jay Jay
... Deke Halliday
... Spender
Trevor Laird ... Pepito
Chris Tummings ... Garfield
Stefan Kalipha ... Cuban (as Stephan Kalipha)
... Cuban
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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18 April 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Вода  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$510,136, 20 April 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,256,862
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the appeal for independence performance at the United Nations General Assembly, was "The Concert For Cascara", referencing and spoofing somewhat the title of the famous earlier The Concert for Bangladesh (1972). Musicians, singers, and artists performing at the bash included: Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ray Cooper, Jon Lord, Mike Moran, Chris Stainton, Ringo Starr, and backing singers, Jenny Bogle, and Anastasia Rodriguez. See more »

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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 »

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Rob: Hi, guys...
[Gets no answer]
Rob: How you doing?
[Still no answer]
Rob: Do... you... speak... English?
Garfield: I do, but my comrade will not speak until he can say Cascara is free.
Rob: Is that a political posture or a speech impediment?
Garfield: It's a promise to our people.
Rob: [laughs] Hey, that's terrific. I'm Rob Waring, this is Ben Branch. We're with SpenCo.
Garfield: The ruthless Yankee capitalists.
[...]
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Focus of Attention
Music by Mike Moran
Lyrics by Dick Clement, George Harrison and Mike Moran
Sung by Jimmy Helms
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
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Wonderful send-up of International Politics
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Water is one of those movies I'm grateful my Dad took me to see. Since it lasted, I believe, less than two weeks in theaters, I wasn't going to get another chance for a long time. Water does a wonderful job of skewering the Big Powers; the U.S.; Britain; Russia; and France. The colonial nature of these empires forms the basis for a hysterical skirmish over water rights on a barely survivable Caribbean island. The film's executive producer was none other than George Harrison. Not surprisingly, the music from the film is fantastic, although no soundtrack album is available that I am aware of. The luminaries drawn to the movie's witty script included musicians Ringo Starr, John Lord, Eric Clapton and others, and the cast includes Michael Caine, J.J. Walker, and Billy Connelly (the latter two in their best roles, I believe). Unfortunately, most of the humour requires knowledge of international and colonial politics, without which the film is (pardon the pun) dry.


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