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 cordially invited to spend a funny weekend in the English countryside. (US poster)
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Did You Know?
turned up for his audition dressed up like the Danny described in the script, with purple hair and painted fingernails. The casting director Mary Selway
and director Bruce Robinson
found him frightening but also hilarious. Because of his extra mile, he got the part. See more
As the boys are driving OUT of London there is a light blue Ford Transit van. It is also there when they are driving BACK to London at the end of the film. Same number plate as well. See more
[overtaking a car on the motorway
Here comes another fucker!
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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