Don't Drink the Water (1994)

Don't Drink the Water (1994)

Don't Drink the Water




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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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Television, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2003

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as Walter Hollander

as Narrator

as Marion Hollander

as Axel Magee

as Susan Hollander

as Father Drobney

as Mr. Kilroy

as Mr. Burns

as Chef Oscar

as Amb. James F. Magee

as Embassy Staff

as Miss Pritchard

as Emir's Aide

as Washington Reporter

as Herbert Gruber

as Yannis Kasnar

as Anna Gruber

as Embassy Staff
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Critic Reviews for Don't Drink the Water

All Critics (9)

OK Woody Allen play-based story.

October 16, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Solid TV version of Allen's play.

November 20, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

March 1, 2008
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

August 27, 2005

January 2, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

July 17, 2004
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

Audience Reviews for Don't Drink the Water

Woody's Cold War satire is overwrought, overwritten, and ultimately, underwhelming.

Jonathan Hutchings

Super Reviewer


I'm sure its decent on stage, but as a film its almost worthless.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

Super Reviewer

even though made as a TV movie based on a successful stage play doesn't feel like it under the skillful direction of Allen.

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