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The Water Engine is a 1992 television film directed by Steven Schachter and starring Joe Mantegna, John Mahoney, and William H. Macy. It is based on David Mamet's play of the same name.[1][2]

The Water Engine
Based onThe Water Engine
by David Mamet
Screenplay byDavid Mamet
Directed bySteven Schachter
StarringJoe Mantegna
John Mahoney
William H. Macy
Theme music composerAlaric Jans
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Michael Brandman
Producer(s)Donald P. Borchers
Leanne Moore co-producer)
Sarah Bowman (associate producer)
CinematographyBryan England
Editor(s)Martin Hunter
Running time110 minutes
Production company(s)Amblin Television
Original networkTNT
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseAugust 24, 1992 (1992-08-24)





  1. ^ Scott, Tony (24 August 1992). "Review: 'Tnt Screenworks the Water Engine'". Variety. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ Goodman, Walter (24 August 1992). "Review/Television; David Mamet's Fable of the Inventor and the Ogre". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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