The Water Engine Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for The Water Engine the Movie

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Charles Lang (Macy) is a luckless machinist struggling to survive in Depression-era Chicago. Lang invents a remarkable engine, that runs on water, and holds the promise of limitless, cheap power. To protect his invention he finds a seedy patent attorney (Mahoney), which leads to the sinister Oberman (Mantegna), a mysterious and powerful figure who wants Lang's invention--at any cost. Based on the play by David Mamet.


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Available on VHS
Running time 110 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Great Depression, Inventors & Inventions, Chicago, Adapted from a Play
David Mamet
Charles Durning, Patti LuPone, William H. Macy, John Mahoney, Joe Mantegna, Joanna Miles, Mike Nussbaum, Treat Williams, Andrea Marcovicci, Peter Michael Goetz, David Mamet
Bryan England
Steven Schachter
Donald P. Borchers, Michael Brandman, Turner Network Television (TNT)

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