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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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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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England wants the island dumped. France wants it bombed. America wants it wholesale. And Micahel Caine wants it . . . on the rocks. [USA theatrical] See more »


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

Second of two consecutive comedies of Michael Caine, who had just starred in Blame It on Rio (1984), set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both films were mostly set in exotic locations, with Water (1985) set in the Caribbean. 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

Delgardo: [singing] I don't care, I don't give a damn! British justice is a farce and a sham!
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Celebration
Music and lyrics by George Harrison and Mike Moran
Sung by Jimmy Helms
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
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A precursor of the "New British Cinema"
8 June 1999 | by Eric-157See all my reviews

The writers Clement / LaFrenais (The Commitments / Still Crazy) have made a funny satire of the end of the british colonialism in the Thatcher-Era (2 years after the Falkland Conflict) and about TV and commerce.

Michael Caine gives a great performance as the Gouvernor of the island.

The rest of the cast is extraordinary, especially the comedian Billy Connolly (Mrs. Brown / Still Crazy) as leader of the 2-Men- Guerilla-Group of the island.

The film contains some good reggae-songs of the 80´s Reggae-Pop-Grandmaster Eddy Grant and some others.

A tip for all, who wanna have sun & fun for 100 minutes !

(Translated by my sister Antonia)


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