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>
If you can't remember the 60's, ...don't worry. Neither can they.
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Did You Know?
The last scenes of the film to be shot were those in Regents Park next to the Wolves. Paul McGann
wore a wig in the scenes when the two are walking together and talking on the bench. See more
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
[spits onto the ground
Jesus, look at that. Apart from a raw potato, that's the only solid to have passed my lips in the last 60 hours. I must be ill.
Referenced in World of Pub: Sixties
All Along the Watchtower
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Composed by Bob Dylan
1969 Published by Dwarf Music
Special thanks to Jeff Rosen
Original Sound Recording made by Polydor Records Ltd. See more