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
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If you can't remember the 60's, ...don't worry. Neither can they.
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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
A road sign for the M25 London orbital motorway can be seen at one point as Withnail and Marwood are driving along the motorway on the way to the cottage. This was road was constructed in the 1980s, well after 1969, the year in which the film was set. The folded metal crash barrier is a thing of the late '70s at the earliest. Numerous cars dating from the 1980s are seen on the motorway. See more
There must and shall be aspirin!
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