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Water (1985)

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Movie Poster
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Dick Clement
Release Date January 11, 1985
Language English
Studio HandMade Films
Distributor Atlantic Releasing Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Baxter Thwaites Michael Caine
Pamela Weintraub Valerie Perrine
Dolores Thwaites Brenda Vaccaro
Sir Malcolm Leveridge Leonard Rossiter
Delgado Fitzhugh Billy Connolly

Water is a 1985 British comedy movie directed by Dick Clement who with his fellow screenwriter Ian La Frenais set the film as a farce on the behavior of British colonists and "natives", as well as the 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada and the 1982 Falklands War. The fictional British colony of Cascara, a small Caribbean island, ruled by Baxter Thwaites is treated indifferently by the Empire, and London is even considering plans to clear the island and turn it into a nuclear repository. However, when a U.S. oil company restarts its old production facilities for the sole purpose of filming a commercial, aromatic and digestive mineral water is accidentally unearthed from the abandoned oil well. The discovery of the water attracts many interest groups to the island who are interested in the expected profits. In addition, there is a two-man rebel group on the island that seeks Cascara's independence from Great Britain. Diplomatic chaos is the result, which becomes more and more confusing for all parties.

The following weapons were used in the film Water:


Webley Mk. VI

The Cascara police force is armed with Webley Mk VI revolvers.

Webley Mark IV - .455 Webley
The Police Chief fires his Webley at the two rebels.

Browning Hi-Power

Pamela Weintraub (Valerie Perrine) is briefly seen with a Browning Hi-Power pistol during the capture of the Spenco oil platform.

Browning Hi-Power FN P-35 - 9x19mm
Pamela aims her pistol at Rob Waring's (Dennis Dugan) men.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk. II

Garfield Cooper (Chris Tummings) uses a Sten Mk II during the raid on Jay Jay's (Jimmie Walker) radio station.

Sten Mark II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
Garfield holds the Sten before occupying the radio station.
The Canadian stock is visible as he gives a radio speech.
After arresting the rebels, the chief picks up the abandoned Sten from Jay Jay's table.

Sterling L2A3

British SAS paratroopers including Major Charlesworth (Alan Shearman) are armed with Sterling L2A3s.

Sterling L2A3 (Mark 4) - 9x19mm
Charlesworth: "Major "Mad Dog" Hollister, isn't it? Sandy "Take No Prisoners" Charlesworth, SAS."
Hollister: "We'll have to move these civilians. Can't see the target for the limbo dancers."
Charlesworth: "Those are innocent bystanders."
Hollister: "There's no such thing. They're all hand in glove with the gooks."
Charlesworth: "We are not in Vietnam now, Major. Those chaps carry British passports. If any of them have to die, it will be by a British bullet."

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is used by Kessler's (Paul Heiney) mercenary squad which is supported by the French.

1980s type MP5 - 9x19mm
Several mercenaries with unloaded MP5s listen to the French offer.
Kessler stands with his MP5A3 while Pierre (Alfred Molina) reading the emergency rations menu.
A mercenary holds his Heckler & Koch at the ready after hearing a noise.
"The water is destroyed, my mission is accomplished. If you have any need of an army, here is my card."


Adler-Jäger AP-80

The two Cubans (Stefan Kalipha and Alan Igbon) supply the Cascara rebels with Adler-Jäger AP-80 rifles.

Adler-Jäger AP-80 - .22 LR
The Cubans (right) and Delgado with their Adler-Jägers.
Baxter carries an AP-80 over his back.
Delgado Fitzhugh (Billy Connolly) holds an AP-80.
Ken Warden (Charles Thomas Murphy) gets interrupted by Baxter during his television report.


Delgado is later seen with an AK-47.

Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Delgado with his AK-47.


The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers are armed with M16 rifles.

XM16E1 with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
U.S. soldiers carry their M16 rifles.

Norinco Type 56

Baxter and Garfield are seen with Norinco Type 56 assault rifles.

Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
Baxter and Garfield hold their Norincos.

Sterling Armalite AR-180

Major Hollister (Bill Bailey) and some U.S. soldiers are seen with Sterling Armalite AR-180 rifles.

Sterling Armalite AR-180 - 5.56x45mm
Major Hollister and two soldiers hold the AR-180.
Another view of Major Hollister's AR-180.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A4

A Browning M1919A4 is mounted on an American jeep.

Browning M1919A4 on a pedestal mount - .30-06
The jeep with the mounted Browning on the right.


Franchi SPAS-12

One of Kessler's men uses a Franchi SPAS-12.

Franchi SPAS-12 - 12 gauge
The mercenary in center shoulders his SPAS-12.



Naval cannon - 18th century
Water85 cannon1.jpg

Type 69 RPG

Chinese Type 69 RPGs are carried by the Cubans and Delgado.

Type 69 RPG - 40mm
The Cuban (Stefan Kalipha) holds the RPG.
The smoking muzzle of the RPG after firing.
A blurred view of Delgado carrying the RPG.

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