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>
If you can't remember the 60's, ...don't worry. Neither can they.
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Did You Know?
Handmade Films kept back £30,000 of Bruce Robinson
's fee to pay for the scenes when Withnail and Marwood are driving through the rainstorm to get to Uncle Monty's cottage. The producers didn't believe these scenes were needed, but the director considered them essential. He was never reimbursed his money after the film's success. See more
When Withnail and Marwood are driving along the motorway on the way to the cottage, at least one motorway construction vehicle can be seen driving in the same direction, but on the other carriageway. This gives away the fact that the motorway scenes were filmed on a completed but as yet unopened section of the M25 motorway. See more
[Withnail has been pulled over by the police for speeding down the motorway in the beat-up Jaguar
Bit early in the morning for festivities, isn't it?
[gesturing at the wine bottles and Marwood in the back
These aren't mine, they belong to him.
I assure you I'm not, officer. Honestly. I've only had a few ales.
Out of the car. Please? Sir?
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Referenced in House M.D.: Risky Business
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Performed by The Beatles
Composed by George Harrison
1968 Published by Harrisongs Ltd.
1968 Original Sound Recording made by EMI Records Ltd. See more