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Woody Allen (based on the play by)
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Release Date:
1970 (Canada) See more »
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Tagline:
They're caught in a security leak!...with a flood of laughs, hot and cold running spies, and a drip from the embassy!
Plot:
The Hollander family's European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good Fun And Laughs!! See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jackie Gleason ... Walter Hollander

Estelle Parsons ... Marion Hollander

Ted Bessell ... Axel Magee
Joan Delaney ... Susan Hollander

Michael Constantine ... Commissar Krojack

Howard St. John ... Ambassador Magee
Danny Meehan ... Kilroy

Richard Libertini ... Father Drobney
Pierre Olaf ... Chef

Avery Schreiber ... Sultan
Mark Gordon ... Mirik

Phil Leeds ... Sam Blackwell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marty Martel ... White Hair Diplomat
Rene Constantineau ... Organ grinder (uncredited)

Martin Danzig ... Mishkin (uncredited)
Dwayne Early ... Donald (uncredited)
Naomi Fink ... Countess (uncredited)

Howard Morris ... Getaway Pilot (uncredited)
Joan Murphy ... Airline clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Morris 
 
Writing credits
Woody Allen (based on the play by)

R.S. Allen (screenplay by) &
Harvey Bullock (screenplay by)

Produced by
Jack Grossberg .... associate producer
Charles H. Joffe .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer (uncredited)
Henry Polonsky .... associate producer (uncredited)
Jack Rollins .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Patrick Williams  (as Pat Williams)
 
Cinematography by
Harvey Genkins 
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Rosenblum 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Gundlach 
 
Set Decoration by
William G. O'Connell 
 
Costume Design by
Gene Coffin 
 
Production Management
Martin Danzig .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis A. Stroller .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ron Kalish .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jeanetta L. Hoyle .... editorial supervisor (as Jeanetta Lewis)
Ron Kalish .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Joseph E. Levine .... presenter
David Merrick .... produced on the New York stage by
Bill Rhoads .... title designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Come ti dirotto il jet" - Italy
"Kataskopoi kata lathos" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Los USA en zona rusa" - Spain
"Meraglim B'Taoot" - Israel (Hebrew title)
"Que Sequestro Aéreo!" - Brazil (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
100 min
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Color:
Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
"Don't Drink the Water" opened at the Morosco Theater on November 17, 1966 and ran for 598 performances. Richard Libertini reprises his role in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the party near the end of the movie, Gleason takes a dignitary's wine glass. The next shot shows the dignitary holding the wine glass. Then, Gleason hands the glass back to the dignitary.See more »
Quotes:
Walter Hollander:I don't eat oysters. You have to eat them alive. I like my food dead. Not sick, not wounded -- dead!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Don't Drink the Water (1994) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Good Fun And Laughs!!, 26 May 2002
Author: randalljoe

Gleason shines in this cold-war comedy.Gleason and his family are mistaken for spys in a communist style country and chased into an American embassy.The Laughs are often and the cast excels,especially Gleason,"Krojack" and "Father Drobney".The movie is hardly a masterpiece but if your in the right frame of mind its Hilarious!

It's much better than the later remake with Woody Allen which was harsh,cynical and forced.And produced much less laughs also.

Its just Good Clean Fun!

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