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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

In the restaurant scene towards the beginning of the movie, when The Wilts are having dinner, the waitress comes in and asks if anyone has a 'Y' registration Cavalier and Henry gets up, however, later shots of the same car show it to be an 'X' registration car. See more »

Quotes

Hugh: [to Eva, referring to Sally] She just wanted to get into your knickers!
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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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Outrageous book, modestly funny film
11 March 2011 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I remember looking forward to this just before it came out at the cinema. Great book, great comedy duo and the ever reliable Alison Steadman - what could possibly go wrong! Sadly, an hilarious book doesn't automatically make an hilarious film. As the film is quite faithful to the book its hard to spot it's failings - I wonder if it would have worked better if Mel Smith & Griff Rhys Jones' roles had been reversed? Like the early Morecambe & Wise films, this film demonstrates that without the right material, great comic talent can be left floundering. Toss in the bland 80s soundtrack, very lack lustre direction and adult humour which comes across more Harrison Marks skin-flick than slapstick and this is the result.


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