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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

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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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Storyline

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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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Company Credits

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

Michael Caine is seen in the film in a cocked hat, just as Peter O'Toole would also be seen wearing one, in Club Paradise (1986) which released in the U.S. around the same time. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Film Director: Ok, when the rebell comes in, I'm gonna need a lot of reactions. Get me France, get me England, get me the US, get me Russia. Who's that? Sweden? Forget Sweden! They wouldn't react if the roof fell in.
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Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Cinemania (2002) See more »

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Written and performed by Mighty Gabby
Produced by Eddy Grant
(c)1982 Grant Music
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Here here, I too thought it was one of the funniest films I have ever seen.
14 July 2007 | by mikestan-1See all my reviews

Although it has been a while since I have seen "Water" I still remember it to be one of the funniest films I have ever seen. I have fond memories of this picture. And still remember some of the scenes. Like the scene when the French Army dudes first land on the beach and break out their "rations". I also remember the scene where the new guy is talking about the guys and the resistance guys appear (from the bushes) behind him while he is being filmed. The actors are all "The Best". It's quite over the top but I loved it. All this occurred over some squabble over an Island (somewhere in the Caribbean). The interaction between Mr Caine's character and Deloris (his wife) is priceless.


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