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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
This is a disappointing movie given the fact that it has a very strong cast. Michael Caine cannot overcome a weak script and convoluted plot. The music is also bad even though George Harrison and Ringo Starr make an uncredited cameo appearance in the film. The direction and editing of this picture leaves a lot to be desired. You may want to view this mess if you have absolutely nothing else to do.