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?
Withnail's grimace, complete with a pork pie trying to escape from his mouth, was completely accidental. Bruce Robinson
said that this was the only time he laughed while filming a scene. See more
Shows EEC hedge rows planted near the motorway, a policy not introduced until the 80s. See more
[wakes up in the back seat of the car, which is moving along the motorway
What's going on?
I'm making time.
[swerves through motorway traffic, dangerously
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