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Water (1985)





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Meant to be a parody of the recent invasions of Grenada and the Falkland Islands, this comedy about the laid-back governor (Michael Caine) of "Cascara," a fictional British island somewhere in the Caribbean, and the international parade of characters who come through his territory is a pastiche without a clear center. Among these multinational characters are an American industrialist out to exploit the island's rich source of mineral water -- also the source of all the subsequent trouble on the island -- some inexplicable French-German visitors, a singing revolutionary with ties to Fidel Castro, and various parodies of Brit diplomats and politicians, Margaret Thatcher included.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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Critic Reviews for Water

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Full Review… | January 22, 2013
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Full Review… | February 25, 2011
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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

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