Don’t Drink the Water (1969)

Don’t Drink the Water (1969)

Released: 1969
Genre: Comedy, Genre
Director: Howard Morris
Starring: Ted Bessell, Estelle Parsons, Jackie Gleason, ,
Run time: 100 min
IMDb: 5.8/10
Country: USA
Views: 88679

Synopsis

Storyline:
The Hollander family’s European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in Vulgaria. The Hollanders leave the plane to take pictures which results in accusations of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers, they take refuge in the American Embassy under the protection of the absent ambassador’s hapless son.
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User Reviews: Estelle Parsons and Jackie Gleason are perfect together as a Jewish couple from Newark, New Jersey who are going to travel to Europe together with their adult daughter, Susan. Somehow, the trip is more of a disaster where they are considered by Vulgarians to be American spies or infidels. Nothing could be further from the truth. Despite Woody Allen’s script, the movie never really flows or develops to it’s potential. Despite the premise, you can’t help but enjoy the sparring nature of Parsons and Gleason on screen as a middle aged couple. Gleason is a Kosher caterer from New Jersey and she’s his housewife. The time spent in Vulgaria is at the American embassy during the cold war in Eastern Europe. Despite some good laughs, the film could have been better with this cast of characters. I enjoyed Parsons and Gleason together.

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