Don't Drink the Water (1994 film)
|Don't Drink the Water|
|Directed by||Woody Allen|
|Produced by||Robert Greenhut
|Written by||Woody Allen|
Michael J. Fox
|Narrated by||Ed Herlihy|
|Cinematography||Carlo Di Palma|
|Edited by||Susan E. Morse|
Don't Drink the Water is a 1994 American made-for-television comedy film 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 son.
This is the second time Allen wrote and performed in a movie made for television (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. The film was not well-received by critics.
- 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 (December 16, 1994). "Don't Drink the Water Review". EW.com. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "Don-t-Drink-the-WaterShowtimes". The New York Times. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "Don't Drink the Water (1994)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
- "All 47 Woody Allen movies - ranked from worst to best". The Telegraph. October 12, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
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