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Don’t Drink the Water

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BRIEF PLOT DESCRIPTION

An American family gets held in Russia under false charges and seeks help from the American consulate-who isn’t in the office and has left his son in charge.

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GENERAL FILM INFORMATION

GENRE: Comedy
SETTING: Russia
STATION: ABC
AIR DATE: December 18, 1994
RUNNING TIME: 92 Minutes; 1 hour 32 minutes

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

WRITER: Woody Allen
DIRECTOR: Woody Allen
PRODUCER: Robert Greenhut
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jean Doumanian, J.E. Beaucaire
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Letty Aronson
EDITOR: Susan E. Morse, A.C.E.
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Carlo DiPalma, A.I.C.
ART DIRECTOR/SET DESIGNER: Santo Loquasto
COSTUME DESIGN BY: Suzy Benzinger
DISTRIBUTOR: Buena Vista, Touchstone

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Narrator…Ed Herlihy
Ambassador…Magee Josef Summer
Mr. Burns…Robert Stanton
Mr. Kilroy…Edward Herrman
Miss Pritchard…Rosemary Murphy
Axel Magee…Michael J. Fox
Walter Hollander…Woody Allen
Marion Hollander…Julie Kavner
Susan Hollander…Mayim Bialik
Embassy Staff…Ed Van Nuys
Embassy Staff…Skip Rose
Policeman…Leonid Uscher
Policeman…Stas Kmiec
Krojac…Vit Horejs
Krojac’s Colleague…Sandor Tecsy
Chef Oscar…Austin Pendleton
Father Drobney…Dom DeLuise
Emir…Doumanian
Emir’s Aide…Drick Avari
Washington Reporter…Brian McConnachie
Herger Gruber…Victor Steinbach
Yannis Kasner…Frederick Rolf
Countess Bordoni…Elizabeth De Charay
Ana Gruber…Tain Elg

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SOUNDTRACK :: SONG TITLE…COMPOSER/LYRICIST…PERFORMER

Hora ca la Caval (Shepherd’s Dance)…Unknown…Georghe Zamfir & Friends
Rustem Dance…Unknown…Ciocirlia Orhcestra
Danse du Sabre (Sabre Dance)…Aram Khatchaturian…Orchestre Francois Fauber
Avenging Hordes…H.M. Farrar…Unknown
Wonderful Violin…Unknown…Sandor Lakatos & His Orchestra
Staccato capriccio…Unknown…Sandor Kakatos & His Orchestra

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EXTRAS

Sequels, Spin-Offs and Remakes

Remake of Don’t Drink the Water (1969) which was originally a stage play and then a major motion picture
IMDB Entry for motion picture version

Trivia

Woody Allen decided to direct his own version of this play after watching the 1969 film, which he had nothing to do with.

Entertainment References (Link to IMDB)

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