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In the 1930s, Charles Lang invents an engine that runs using water for fuel. But when he tries to get it patented, he is first offered a ridiculously low amount. When he refuses, he is suddenly several people are pressuring him to sell. The big oil companies don't want the competition. Now he has to try and keep them from getting his idea, and somehow get it published.

  1. Steven Schachter

    Director

  2. David Mamet

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. William H. Macy

    William H. Macy

    Charles Lang

  2. Patti LuPone

    Patti LuPone

    Rita Lang

  3. Charles Durning

    Charles Durning

    Tour Guide

  4. John Mahoney

    John Mahoney

    Mason Gross

  5. Joanna Miles

    Joanna Miles

    Mrs. Varek

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The Water Engine

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Status Released

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  • August 24, 1992
    PG
    TV

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    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 50m

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