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The Water Engine (1992)

TV Movie | 110 min | Drama

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. ...See moreIn 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. Written by Brian W Martz See less
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Aug 24, 1992 (United States)

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Charles Durning
Tour Guide Tour Guide   See fewer
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Patti LuPone
Rita Lang Rita Lang   See fewer
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William H. Macy
Charles Lang Charles Lang   See fewer
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John Mahoney
Mason Gross Mason Gross   See fewer
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Joe Mantegna
Lawrence Oberman Lawrence Oberman   See fewer
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Joanna Miles
Mrs. Varek Mrs. Varek   See fewer
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Mike Nussbaum
Mr. Wallace Mr. Wallace   See fewer
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Treat Williams
Dave Murray Dave Murray   See fewer
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J.J. Johnston
White Haired Man White Haired Man   See fewer
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David Mamet
Brown Haired Man Brown Haired Man   See fewer
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Andrea Marcovicci
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Peter Michael Goetz
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Natalija Nogulich
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Ricky Jay
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Lucinda Jenney
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Tim Farrell
Bernie Bernie   See fewer
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Felicity Huffman
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Hawthorne James
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Sharon Watroba
The Customer The Customer   See fewer
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Calvin Remsberg
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Martin Sheen
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6.9 / 10 | 245 votes