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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When Marwood is seen knocking at the Penrith cottage door looking for the farmer, there is a distinctive black coal bucket outside. When the camera pans out before he leaves, the coal bucket is no longer there. See more
[looking at the kitchen sink overflowing with dirty dishes
Oh, Christ almighty. Sinew in nicotine base. Keep back, keep back! The entire sink's gone rotten. I don't know what's in here.
[he picks up the kettle on the stove. It's too hot so he drops it
I told you, you've been bitten!
Burnt! Burnt! The fucking kettle's on fire!
There's something floating up.
[lunges towards the sink
Referenced in Sightseers
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