Plot & Details
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 island's 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.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 89min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/18/1986
- DVD Release Date: 05/02/2006
- Director(s): Dick Clement
- Starring: Michael Caine , Valerie Perrine , Brenda Vaccaro , Billy Connolly , Leonard Rossiter
- Themes: Political Corruption,Political Unrest,Colonialism
- Tone: Biting,Cynical,Satirical,Wry
- Keywords: actor, colonialism, film, governor, island, man-vs-nature, oil-company, self-discovery
- Country of Origin: USA (04-18-1986)
- Language: English