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?
Monty's Rolls-Royce is a 1953 Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville customised by Hooper coach-builders for oil magnate Nubar Gulbenkian
, who owned a variety of gaudily customised Rolls-Royces. See more
When Withnail and Marwood run out of the Mother Black Cap pub, Trellick Tower is visible in the background (in the DVD commentary Bruce Robinson talks about he hated this building) but it wasn't completed until 1972, this film is set in 1969. See more
[overtaking a car on the motorway
Here comes another fucker!
Referenced in American Beauty
Walk Hand in Hand
Performed by Charlie Kunz
Composed by John Cowell
Original Sound Recording made by the Decca Record Co. Ltd. See more