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The Water Engine (1992)

In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is ... See full summary »

Director:

Steven Schachter

Writers:

David Mamet, David Mamet (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Durning ... Tour Guide
Patti LuPone ... Rita Lang
William H. Macy ... Charles Lang
John Mahoney ... Mason Gross
Joe Mantegna ... Lawrence Oberman
Joanna Miles ... Mrs. Varek
Mike Nussbaum ... Mr. Wallace
Treat Williams ... Dave Murray
J.J. Johnston ... White Haired Man
David Mamet ... Brown Haired Man
Andrea Marcovicci ... Singer in Dance Hall
John Capodice ... Kegan
Peter Michael Goetz ... Soapbox Speaker One
Natalija Nogulich ... Soapbox Speaker Two (as Natalia Nogulich)
Ricky Jay ... Ratty Inventor
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In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil companies don't want the competition. Now he has to try and keep them from getting his idea, and somehow get it published. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Betrayal is just another game in the world of business. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Wassermaschine See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of numerous collaborations of Joe Mantegna and David Mamet. See more »

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The Water Engine
8 February 2008 | by stecool25See all my reviews

This was a great movie,

TNT played this back to back in the sumer of 93 for two straight days "or more", I think they were trying to tell us something... It was really an eye opener for me. Anyway, believe it or not, you decide.

It just comes to tell you, how far *they* will go... It is a movie that keeps you on your toes, you really do not know what to expect.

It was a Great Performance from William H. Macy. This is a must see, if you can get your hands on a copy. I have not found one yet.

This is one of those movie, that you must watch a couple of times or more.


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