Don't Drink the Water (1994 film)
|Don't Drink the Water|
|Directed by||Woody Allen|
|Produced by||Jean Doumanian
|Written by||Woody Allen|
|Narrated by||Ed Herlihy|
Michael J. Fox
|Cinematography||Carlo Di Palma|
|Editing by||Susan E. Morse|
|Release dates||December 18, 1994|
|Running time||92 min.|
Don't Drink the Water is a 1994 television film comedy written and directed by Woody Allen, based on a play that premiered on Broadway in 1966. This is the second filmed version of the play, after a 1969 theatrical version starring Jackie Gleason left Allen dissatisfied.
The story revolves around a family of American tourists (played by Allen, Julie Kavner, and Mayim Bialik) that gets trapped behind the Iron Curtain. Michael J. Fox plays the American ambassador's bumbling son.
This is the second time Allen wrote and performed in a movie made for television, after Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story, was filmed in 1971 but was never broadcast. It was supposed to have aired on PBS. A copy of the program is housed at the Paley Center for Media in New York City and Los Angeles.
- Woody Allen as Walter Hollander
- Michael J. Fox as Axel Magee
- Mayim Bialik as Susan Hollander
- Dom DeLuise as Father Drobney
- Julie Kavner as Marion Hollander
- Josef Sommer as Ambassador Magee
- Edward Herrmann as Mr. Kilroy
- Robert Stanton as Mr. Burns
- Rosemary Murphy as Miss Pritchard
- Austin Pendleton as Chef Oscar
- Vit Horejs as Krojak
- Ken Tucker (1994-12-16). "Don't Drink the Water Review | TV Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
- "Don-t-Drink-the-Water - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
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