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Water (1985)





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In this British comedy, the sleepy British colony of Cascara, governed by Baxter (Michael Caine), becomes a hot spot of activity when a valuable source of mineral water is discovered. Recording artists George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, and Eddy Grant appear in a musical performance.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dick Clement, Bill Persky, Ian La Frenais
On DVD: May 2, 2006
Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Michael Caine
as Governor Baxter Thwa...
Brenda Vaccaro
as Dolores Thwaites
Valerie Perrine
as Pamela Weintraub
Billy Connolly
as Delgado Fitzhugh
Leonard Rossiter
as Sir Malcolm
Maureen Lipman
as Prime Minister
Dennis Dugan
as Rob Waring
Fulton Mackay
as Reverend Eric
Dick Shawn
as Deke Halliday
Fred Gwynne
as Franklin Spender
Chris Tummings
as Garfield Cooper
William Hootkins
as Ben Branch
Alan Shearman
as Charlesworth
Bill Bailey
as Hollister
Richard Pearson
as Foreign Secretary
Paul Heiney
as Kessler
Glory Annen
as Hostess
Bruce Boa
as U.S. Advisor
Danny Brainin
as Film Director
Harry Ditson
as Spenco Executive
Ben Feitelson
as French Reporter
Darcy Flynn
as TV Production Assist...
Rashid Karapiet
as U.S. Secretary Gener...
Sabu Kimura
as Japanese Reporter
Julie Legrand
as French Business Exec...
Lucita Lijertwood
as Delgado's Mother
Mike Moran
as Singing Rebel
Bill Persky
as TV Director
Manning Redwood
as U.S. General
Bob Sessions
as U.S. Admiral
Ruby Wax
as Spenco Executive
Eric Clapton
as Singing Rebels' Band...
George Harrison
as Singing Rebels' Band...
Ringo Starr
as Singing Rebels' Band...
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Audience Reviews for Water

This movie is really funny, Caine is great as always, and the story is interesting because it has to do with a wacky little island and their strange politics. I really liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

A ridiculous island revolution comedy. Like that one that Robin Williams did. But this one's British.

Michael Caine is the British ambassador to a havoc-wreaked island nation in the Caribbean. It's poor, devastated by volcano and hurricane and ignored by the British government due to its lack of any profitable resources.

Enter an American oil company who has had a dry oil sitting and rotting. While filming a commercial, they discovered a pool of mineral water which they decide to get rich off of. The island's lone "rebel" fighting for the people's "freedom" is Billy Connelly, who- get this- won't speak- he only sings. The rebel mistakes the water mine for an oil mine and calls in Cubans to help take it over. Meanwhile, the British government wants to abandon the island and use the citizens as labor elsewhere.

This is all confused by an environmental activist who is trying to defeat the industry that promises to bring scraps of wealth to its poorest population. She also, absurdedly, happens to be the daughter of the CEO.

I'm not sure how it ended, but every country mobilizes to occupy the joint for reasons they don't understand. British parody.


this is probably one of the best movies you've never herd of!
Michael Cane stars in this satire of west indian colonialism about an island called Cascanna and the halarity never lets up.
try to find this on DVD or video it is currently out of print.

Mack S.
Mack Shaffer

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