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MPAA Rating - PG13

Length:
    98 Minutes

Genre:
    Comedy

Original Release Date:
    May 2, 2006

Director
    Dick Clement

Cast
    Michael Caine, Valerie Perrine, Brenda Vaccaro, Billy Connolly, Leonard Rossiter

 
Movie Summary
Meant to be a parody of the recent invasions of Grenada and the Falkland Islands, this comedy about the laid-back governor (Michael Caine) of Cascara, a fictional British island somewhere in the Caribbean, and the international parade of characters who come through his territory is a pastiche without a clear center. Among these multinational characters are an American industrialist out to exploit the islands rich source of mineral water -- also the source of all the subsequent trouble on the island -- some inexplicable French-German visitors, a singing revolutionary with ties to Fidel Castro, and various parodies of Brit diplomats and politicians, Margaret Thatcher included. Both Michael Caine as the guv, and Leonard Rossiter as the stuffy Sir Malcolm hand in winning performances. Films with similar themes include Woody Allens Bananas and Club Paradise, starring Robin Williams. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide


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