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Actors: Michael Caine, Valerie Perrine, Brenda Vaccaro, Leonard Rossiter, Billy Connolly
Director: Dick Clement
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
PG-13     2006     1hr 55min

The discovery of mineral water on the small Caribbean island of Cascara leads to utter confusion in this comedy.Although part of the British empire the colony has been judged a useless piece of land. But that perception ch...  more »


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Actors: Michael Caine, Valerie Perrine, Brenda Vaccaro, Leonard Rossiter, Billy Connolly
Director: Dick Clement
Creators: Dick Clement, David Wimbury, Denis O'Brien, George Harrison, Ian La Frenais, Bill Persky
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/02/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Hidden Gem
D. M. Farmbrough | Wisconsin, USA | 11/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Despite being poorly received on its release, Water isn't just another of those films Michael Caine did for the money. There's a strong script from Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, who show an informed knowledge of the confusion arising from the effects of colonialism and post-colonial on West Indian islands, spoofing both the attitudes of the locals and the representatives of Her Majesty's Government.Caine is splendid as the 'gone native' consul and Billy Connolly excels in an early film role as a half-English half-Cascaran islander, whose sympathies are definitely with the Cascarans. There are also some wonderful musical numbers, featuring George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jon Lord, Eric Clapton, and Connolly himself, proving himself to be a superb singer as well as a fine actor. Leonard Rossiter gives one of his last (fine) performances, Having just thrown away my betamax copy of this, I am rushing to get a replacement now!"
The Singing Rebel
Jamie Whittle | Scotland | 06/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Quite simply this is the funniest film I have ever watched in my life, and features the world's greatest ever comedian, Billy Connolly. Having checked the film out dozens of times as a kid in the 1980's from the local video store, the renown of "Water" somehow seemed to evaporate untraceably from public knowledge. After a long quest to locate a copy a couple of years ago, I am now a lucky owner of this hilarious, up-beat medicine!Set to the backdrop of Carribean reggae beats, "Water" is the mad tale of the decline of British colonialism in the West Indies, independence and freedom fighters, multinationals and environmentalists. Some unforgettable scenes and some brilliant lines, Billy Connolly and Michael Caine and the star-studded cast are in unique form. Reggae legend Eddy Grant provides the soundtrack, and there are some super-impressive musicians featured on screen ("it's Whosit and Whatsit"!!). There is no film in the world quite like "Water"!!"
My Very Favorite "Bad" Movie!
S. J. Reidhead | Lincoln County, NM | 05/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been waiting for a DVD version of WATER. What a hoot. It is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. So what if the comedy is completely lowbrow, but then, what do I care. The music is actually quite good and I would love to have a soundtrack for it. The Concert for Cascara is a wonderful - talk about a rock hall of fame - it's all there.

So it's not sophisticated. What do I care? I'm in it for the laughs!"
Expected funny, got hilarious
Jamie Whittle | 06/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Before Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Without A clue I knew that Michael Caine could be as funny an actor that has ever been on screen. Water is a hoot, Caine comes across as the Jimmy Buffett of diplomats and his supporting cast is wonderful. Espcially Dick Shawn and Billy connolly"