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 <email@example.com>
You are invited to spend an hilarious weekend in the English countryside.
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Did You Know?
It was this film that prompted the family of Jimi Hendrix
to take back full control over the use of his songs. They had grown dismayed by the association of Hendrix with drug culture in general. See more
Surmonti-50 (which was to be taken with a pork pie so they could "miss out Monday") was not available until 1980 or so. See more
[seeing a road sign reading "ACCIDENT BLACK SPOT. DRIVE WITH EXTREME CARE"
Look at that, accident black spot! These aren't accidents! They're throwing themselves into the road glady! Throwing themselves into the road to escape all this hideousness!
[shouts out the car window at a man standing on the pavement
Throw yourself into the road, darling! You haven't got a chance!
Performed by Charlie Kunz
Composed by Ervin Drake
and Jimmy Shirl
Published Chappell Music Ltd
Original Sound Recording made by the Decca Record Co. Ltd. See more