The Water Engine

76
  • PG
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1992
  • Running time: 110 min
Charles Lang (WILLIAM H. MACY), an engineer in a Chicago auto factory, has invented a water-powered internal combustion engine. Lang looks forward to the invention providing financial security for himself and his invalid sister Rita as well as benefit for society. read more

Charles Lang (WILLIAM H. MACY), an engineer in a Chicago auto factory, has invented a water-powered internal combustion engine. Lang looks forward to the invention providing financial security for himself and his invalid sister Rita as well as benefit for society. But when he attempts to patent the invention he realises that powerful interests will do anything to prevent him.

Original Release

08/24/1992

Cast

William H. Macy Charles Lang
Patti LuPone Rita Lang
Charles Durning Tour Guide
John Mahoney Mason Gross
Joanna Miles Mrs. Varek
Joe Mantegna Lawrence Oberman
Mike Nussbaum Mr. Wallace
Treat Williams Dave Murray
J.J. Johnston White Haired Man
David Mamet Brown Haired Man
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steven Schachter

Writers

David Mamet

Cast

William H. Macy Charles Lang
Patti LuPone Rita Lang
Charles Durning Tour Guide
John Mahoney Mason Gross
Joanna Miles Mrs. Varek
Joe Mantegna Lawrence Oberman
Mike Nussbaum Mr. Wallace
Treat Williams Dave Murray
J.J. Johnston White Haired Man
David Mamet Brown Haired Man
Andrea Marcovicci Singer in Dance Hall
John Capodice Kegan
Peter Michael Goetz Soapbox Speaker One
Natalija Nogulich Soapbox Speaker Two (as Natalia Nogulich)
Ricky Jay Ratty Inventor
Lucinda Jenney Gross's Secretary
Rebecca Pidgeon Connie
Tim Farrell Bernie
Horton Foote Jr. Grey
Felicity Huffman Dance Hall Girl

Producers

Editors

Martin Hunter

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