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 invited to spend an hilarious weekend in the English countryside.
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Did You Know?
In the scene where Withnail (Richard E. Grant
) ostensibly downs a bottle of lighter fluid, the can, which in rehearsals had been full of water, was full of vinegar. Director Bruce Robinson
used vinegar on the take to get a better facial reaction from Grant. The vomiting was scripted and faked. See more
The same cluster of vehicles is seen following the titular characters on both the outward and return journeys to Monty's cottage. See more
[They drunkenly barge into some tearooms
[pointing at a table
All right here?
What do you want?
Cake. All right here?
No, we're closing in a minute.
We're leaving in a minute.
[he sits down and picks up a menu
We want cake and tea.
Tea Shop Proprietor
Didn't you hear? She said she'd closed. What do you want in here?
Cake. What's it got to do with you?
Referenced in Awake and Ovulate
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Performed by King Curtis
Composed by Keith Reid
and Gary Brooker
1969 Published by Westminster Music Ltd.
Original Sound Recording made by Warner Bros. Records See more