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Water (1985)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 18 April 1986 (USA)
A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.

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Farce about a British diplomat to a West Indian island nation who finds his idyllic existance thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The name of the appeal for independence performance at the United Nations General Assembly, was "The Concert For Cascara", referencing and spoofing somewhat the title of the famous earlier The Concert for Bangladesh (1972). Musicians, singers, and artists performing at the bash included: Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ray Cooper, Jon Lord, Mike Moran, Chris Stainton, Ringo Starr, and backing singers, Jenny Bogle, and Anastasia Rodriguez. See more »

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The Caine mutiny.
5 November 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A mildly amusing comedy from the double act of Clement/La Frenais, that has pretensions to some kind of political satire, but isn't nearly clever enough, despite allusions to the Falklands War, and plenty of topical material ripe for parody. It is, however, occasionally very funny, with a cast wringing every laugh from a script that doesn't deserve them, and all manner of stereotypes, including some hilarious observations of the Brits themselves. You can't really go wrong with a supporting cast like this, although Caine seems out of his depth, mugging his way through, ill at ease with his unnatural comic timing. It is certainly worth a look, if only because it's the only place you're likely to see Maureen Lipman's impersonation of Margaret Thatcher, and Billy Connolly singing, with George, Ringo, and Eric Clapton as the backing band.


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