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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.

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Michael Caine
as Governor Baxter Thwaites
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 Assistant
Rashid Karapiet
as U.S. Secretary General
Sabu Kimura
as Japanese Reporter
Julie Legrand
as French Business Executive
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 Member
George Harrison
as Singing Rebels' Band Member
Ringo Starr
as Singing Rebels' Band Member
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Critic Reviews for Water

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (6)

At least, as the harassed governor, Michael Caine displays his customary practised ease; Caine could do this sort of thing standing on his head, and on this occasion might have.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

How on earth do films like this make the mighty leap from drawing board to movie camera -- and then from camera to audience?

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

A comedy with the zing of its title.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

As an attempt at mad-cap political satire, Dick Clement's Water is really surprisingly wet considering it boasts such useful people in the cast.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Lacking a footing in the real world, the show never strikes it rich.

January 22, 2013 | Full Review…

A British satire of political muddle in Caribbean island, Water is a frenetic mishmash.

February 25, 2011 | Full Review…

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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