Water (1985, GBR) C-97m. ** D: Dick Clement. Starring Michael Caine, Valerie Perrine, Brenda Vaccaro, Leonard Rossiter, Billy Connolly, Dennis Dugan, Fred Gwynne, Maureen Lipman, Alfred Molina, Ruby Wax. Wacky satire of British and American stereotypes, set on an unimportant (fictitious) Caribbean island, which suddenly becomes center of attention when a mineral water spring is discovered. Disgruntled British governor Caine and several other characters soon find the island sinking in chaos. Comedy is rather inept, but benefits from interesting cast and Caribbean setting. Photographed by Douglas Slocombe. Produced by 'Beatle' George Harrison, who briefly appears making music with pals Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr.


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