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?
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
Withnail's hairstyle is clearly from the mid-1980's, not 1969. See more
Listen, I know what you're thinking but I had no alternative. The old bugger's come a long way and I didn't want to put the wind up him.
Your sensitivity overwhelms me. If you think you're going to have a weekend's indulgence up here at his expense, which means him having a weekend's indulgence up here at my expense, you got another think coming.
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Performed by King Curtis
Written by Keith Reid
, Gary Brooker
and Matthew Fisher
1969 Published by Westminster Music Ltd.
Original Sound Recording made by Warner Bros. Records See more