London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail's uncle Monty's country cottage. But when they get there, it rains non-stop, there's no food, and their basic survival skills turn out to be somewhat limited. Matters are not helped by the arrival of Uncle Monty, who shows an uncomfortably keen interest in Marwood... Written by
Michael Brooke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You are cordially invited to spend a funny weekend in the English countryside. (US poster)
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In the scene where they set off for Penrith, in the shot where the Jaguar drives away after Marwood flips the shades down on his glasses, Bruce Robinson
's rare Aston Martin DB4 convertible can be seen parked in the background. This car also appears in the Bagleys' garage in How to Get Ahead in Advertising
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When Withnail puts his boots in the oven to dry, he opens the iron door with a stick because it will be hot. When he closes it, he uses his hand and doesn't even flinch. See more
Right, now we're going to have to approach this scientifically. First thing we've got to do is get this fire alight, then we split into two fact finding groups. I'll deal with the water and the plumbings, you check the fuel and wood situation.
[a few minutes later, Withnail re-enters the cottage holding a wet stick
The fuel and wood situation. There's nothing out there except a hurricane.
Referenced in Wayne's World 2
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Performed by Al Bowlly
Music by Harry M. Woods
Lyrics by Billy Moll
Published by Peter Morris Music Co. Ltd.
Original Sound Recording made by EMI Records Ltd. See more