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 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 Marwood is in the bath shaving (just before Withnail arrives with his saveloy and chips), you can clearly see that below the shaving foam he is in fact already clean shaven. See more
[Marwood is in the pub toilets, after walking past a hulking Irishman who's called him a ponce
I could hardly piss straight with fear. Here was a man with 3/4 of an inch of brain who'd taken a dislike to me. What had I done to offend him? I don't consciously offend big men like this. And this one has a decided imbalance of hormone in him. Get any more masculine than him and you'd have to live up a tree.
"I fuck arses." Who fucks arses?
Maybe *he* fucks arses!
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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