Water (1985)

Genres - Comedy, Action  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire, Satire  |   Release Date - Apr 18, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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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.

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actor, colonialism, film, governor, island, man-vs-nature, oil-company, self-discovery