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Don't Drink the Water (1994)

Somewhere behind the early 1960s Cold War iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay ... See full summary »

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Ed Herlihy ...
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Ambassador Magee
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Mr. Burns
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Mr. Kilroy
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Miss Pritchard
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Axel Magee
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Marion Hollander
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Susan Hollander
Ed Van Nuys ...
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Skip Rose ...
Embassy Staff
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Policeman (as Leonid Uscher)
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Policeman (as Stas' Kmiec')
Vit Horejs ...
Krojack
Sándor Técsy ...
Krojack's Colleague (as Sandor Tecsy)
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Somewhere behind the early 1960s Cold War iron curtain, the Hollander family cause an international spying incident when Walter photographs a sunset in a sensitive region. In order to stay out of jail, the Hollanders take refuge in the American Embassy, which is temporarily being run by the absent Ambassador's diplomatically incompetent son, Axel. Written by Rob Hartill

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They Couldn't Wait To Get In. Now It's Hilarious Trying To Get Out! (DVD)

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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18 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Kata lathos kataskopos  »

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One of seven films Woody Allen and Julie Kavner appear in together. See more »

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Walter Hollander: I'm a dignified human being with a hernia.
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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Rustem (Dance)
Performed by Ciocirlia Orchestra
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It's TV, but good anyway
7 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

For those who are familiar with Allen's work, this TV adaptation of the play will be no surprise: it's funny, well-timed and far superior to the miserable Jackie Gleason version (done before Woody had the clout to insist on filming it himself). TV regulars Michael J. Fox and Mayim Bialik play to their strengths (although I would have preferred Cusack and Danes, or other Woody regulars - I can't imagine these two were his first choice), and Allen and Kavner pick up where Oedipus Wrecks lets off. Not fantastic, but what do you want? It's TV.


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