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 cordially invited to spend a funny weekend in the English countryside. (US poster)
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Did You Know?
During the motorway scenes, in the interior shots of the car, Paul McGann
is seen to be driving, but in some exterior shots, the driver is Bruce Robinson
, the director. The reason for this is that McGann had only just passed his driving test when the film was made, and so was a bit wobbly on the motorway. Also, as he pulls away in London to set off for the Lake District, he stalls the car. This was unintentional, and was included anyway. 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
[Withnail sees Marwood eating some brownish fluid out of a bowl with a spoon
You've got soup. Why didn't I get any soup?
Why don't you use a cup like any other human being?
Why don't you wash up occasionally like any other human being?
How dare you. How dare you! How dare you call me inhumane!
Piano Sonata in B Flat Major
Music by Franz Schubert
Performed by Leslie Pearson See more