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 don't remember the sixties, don't worry - neither did they.
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Did You Know?
: The Barman in the London pub. He also doubles up for Richard E. Grant
as the driver of the car on the way back from London (and can be seen at a couple of points) and Michael Elphick
's poacher character in the long distance shots of him visiting Crow Crag. 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
Don't vent spleen on me, I'm in the same boat!
Stop saying that! You're not in the same boat. The only thing you're in that I've been in is this fucking bath!
Referenced in American Beauty
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