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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
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This movie has said to have been inspired by the earlier British comedy, Man in a Cocked Hat (1959). A cocked hat is something that Sir Michael Caine is seen wearing throughout this movie. Both movies featured a bumbling diplomat, in the earlier movie, this was played by Terry-Thomas, while in this movie, the diplomat was played by Leonard Rossiter. Whereas the earlier movie was set on a Pacific Island, the island in this movie is in the Caribbean. The fictitious name of the mineral-rich island in the earlier movie was Gallardia, in this movie the fictitious isle where the mineral water resource is discovered is called Cascara. Also, both movies function as political satires of their respective eras. See more »
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 »
Show me no mercy, give me no bail! I'm ready and willing to go to jail!
I'm not going to send you to jail for two reasons: first, I refuse to make a martyr of you, and second, it is still being redecorated.
I can't get the paint, boss!
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Original West German theatrical version was cut by ca. 8 minutes. See more »
I am quite disappointed with the average for this film. I found it to be one of the funniest films I have ever seen. The cast is superb and the script, although not one of the best written, is filled with humor that was was made even better by the acting. It was filmed on the island of St. Lucia. It's a story of a company drilling for oil and accidently discovers mineral water, a substance that is even more valuable than oil. But it is important to keep it a secret. Jimmie Walker, who I don't particularly like, plays the part of a radio dj and does it wonderfully. Michael Caine and Brenda Vaccaro are fabulous as is everyone else. Please give this film a chance. I think it might be one of those little surprises that come along every once in a while.
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