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Don't Drink the Water (1994)

An ordinary American family goes on vacation to Europe. Because of the Cold War they are stuck in the U.S. Embassy surrounding by the Soviet forces.

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen (teleplay), Woody Allen (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Herlihy Ed Herlihy ... Narrator
Josef Sommer ... Ambassador Magee
Robert Stanton ... Mr. Burns
Edward Herrmann ... Mr. Kilroy
Rosemary Murphy ... Miss Pritchard
Michael J. Fox ... Axel Magee
Woody Allen ... Walter Hollander
Julie Kavner ... Marion Hollander
Mayim Bialik ... Susan Hollander
Ed Van Nuys Ed Van Nuys ... Embassy Staff
Skip Rose Skip Rose ... Embassy Staff
Leonid Citer ... Policeman (as Leonid Uscher)
Stas Kmiec ... Policeman (as Stas' Kmiec')
Vit Horejs Vit Horejs ... Krojack
Sándor Técsy Sándor Técsy ... Krojack's Colleague (as Sandor Tecsy)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kata lathos kataskopos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Don't Drink the Water" opened at the Morosco Theater on November 17, 1966, and ran for five hundred ninety-eight performances. See more »

Quotes

Walter Hollander: $6,000 for three weeks of uninterrupted diarrhea!
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Version of Don't Drink the Water (1969) See more »

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It's TV, but good anyway
7 July 1999 | by evans-3See 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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