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Don't Drink the Water

Don't Drink the Water (1994)


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Release Date: Dec 18, 1994 Wide



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The second film to be made from Woody Allen's successful stage comedy (following a 1969 feature starring Jackie Gleason), Don't Drink the Water is a made-for-television adaptation directed by and starring Allen himself. The fish-out-of-water premise remains the same: Allen plays Walter Hollander, a caterer from New Jersey who takes his family on vacation to a fictional Eastern European country. The trip turns sour when, thanks to a series of misunderstandings involving some inopportune


Television, Comedy

Woody Allen

Jul 1, 2003

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OK Woody Allen play-based story.

October 16, 2004

Solid TV version of Allen's play.

November 20, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Woody's Cold War satire is overwrought, overwritten, and ultimately, underwhelming.
March 11, 2012
Jonathan Hutchings

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I can see how Don't Drink the Water would have been a fantastic stage play back in the 70's and even though it's not horrible, it's also not that great. It doesn't seem to flow as well as many Allen films, the laughs are 1 per 10 minutes or so and are never from the belly. The cast were great though, Dom DeLuise, Mayim Bialik, Michael J. Fox, Julie Kavner, Erick Avari and Allen himself are all on form, it's just that any comedy that feels long at only 90 mins has lost its way somewhere, maybe it's because we all know Aleen can be better (although, not so much recently).
November 21, 2011

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I'm sure its decent on stage, but as a film its almost worthless.
July 24, 2010
Alec Barniskis

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