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The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1990)

Wilt (original title)
Henry Wilt is a more or less failure of a teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party Wilt is stuck to an inflatable doll and makes a complete ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Henry Wilt
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Inspector Flint
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Eva Wilt
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Sally
Jeremy Clyde ...
Hugh
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Dave
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Rev. Froude
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Dr. Pittman
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Braintree
John Normington ...
Treadaway
Tony Mathews ...
Gladden
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Cranham
Gabrielle Blunt ...
Mrs. Bulstrode
Edward Clayton ...
Mossop
Jeffrey Chiswick ...
Macari (as Geoffrey Chiswick)
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Storyline

Henry Wilt is a more or less failure of a teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party Wilt is stuck to an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. However, he has been witnessed getting rid of the doll and when his wife disappears on the night after the party, the police with inspector Flint strongly suspect Wilt of being guilty. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Has the shocking truth about Henry Wilt been inflated? See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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12 January 1990 (Ireland)  »

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The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt  »

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$113,014 (USA)
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Trivia

Writer Tom Sharpe worked as a lecturer in history at the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology from 1963 to 1972. He used this experience as the basis for his "Wilt" series. See more »

Goofs

When Henry crashes into the phone box both his headlights are clearly intact and there is no serious damage to the panel work. This is also true when he drives off. Shortly after, we see his car has a broken headlight and severe panel damage. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Flint: Your wife! Your wife is *dead*!
Henry Wilt: You know what, Inspector, for the first time since I met you, you're in danger of actually being right about something!
[Henry wacks Flint into an open grave with the shovel, and runs off]
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Soundtracks

Love Hurts
Written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
Performed by Leo Sayer
Produced by Anne Dudley and Ted Hayton for Buffalo Music Ltd.
Published by Acuff-Rose Opryland Music Ltd.
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Unusual and hysterical movie
25 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

The first time I saw Wilt was in the cinema and laughed so hard that had tears in my eyes. I think I most enjoy this movie because it reminds me of the classic English humour, unfortunately not too frequent nowadays, at least as far as I am concerned. Some years later I was luckily enough to be able to tape it from TV and laughs were back.

I haven't seen any people who act in this film elsewhere, but that does not discourage me from being fond of their job. The man who plays the hapless Wilt is kind of funny, and inspector Flint's character is hilarious as well. Eva Wilt is a complete puppet at Sally's will, who turns out to be a bitch/slut.

The entire script is hysterical. My favorite parts are those in Sally's party, when she ties Wilt to that inflatable dolly and both appear in the main lounge, causing the dj to announce there is a wedding engagement coming. Also when Wilt talks the police into believing he has turned his wife's corpse to pieces of meat that have been put into cans of food and panic takes them over, prompting them to start checking the cans. How about when he is driving home from the party and the dolly surfaces behind in? Then he stops and goes insane by stabbing the dolly yelling something like "Explode, cow!".

As it's been pointed above, an hysterical movie. Pick it if you wanna pass one and a half hours of nonstop fun. Ten out of ten.


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