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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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Вода  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$510,136, 20 April 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,256,862
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Ringo Starr: The ex-Beatle as a band member of the Singing Rebels' Band. 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

Rob: This is the Governor's wife!
Deke Halliday: You mean she's not the hooker?
Baxter Thwaites: I told you not to wear those heels, darling.
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Spoofs The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) See more »

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Celebration
Music and lyrics by George Harrison and Mike Moran
Sung by Jimmy Helms
(c)1984 Ganga Publishing BV
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Why does everybody hate this one?
6 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Comedy is considered as a lesser genre by certain people, which may explain why this movie is sometimes considered as one of the worst Michael Caine did. But Water is fun and smart, and how many comedies have these two qualities? For sure, the story is far-fetched, sometimes silly, but it's deliberately silly. It just doesn't take itself seriously, despite the "political messages" in the background and the tongue-in-cheek view of British post-colonial era. Production values are good, pace is sustained, interpretation is dynamic but never crosses the red line of buffoonery. What more can you expect from a comedy? If you come across it on cable TV or in video, give it a chance, it is certainly not the disaster some people claim it is. And if you're in the right mood then, you even may find it damn cool.


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