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The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1990)
"Wilt" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  12 January 1990 (Ireland)
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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
Charles Lawson ...
Cranham
Gabrielle Blunt ...
Mrs. Bulstrode
Edward Clayton ...
Mossop
Jeffrey Chiswick ...
Macari (as Geoffrey Chiswick)
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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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12 January 1990 (Ireland)  »

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The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt  »

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$113,014 (USA)
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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 »

Quotes

Dave: [Indicating the students] They look like football hooligans!
Henry Wilt: They *are* football hooligans!
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Performed by Leo Sayer
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I really expected to hate this
20 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

But I didn't. Watching it again 23 years after release ( omg where did that time go ! ) - I loved the book and the film is good at matching the general rule of not being as good as the book. But this time I've watched it with the book as a distant memory and I have to say I enjoyed the film . OK things look a bit dated and the 80s fashion looks laughable but that just adds to the humour . My only disappointment and wish is that they made the remaining WILT books into films too . The casting of Smith & Jones into the lead male roles is genius and Alison Steadman plays the overbearing wife to a 't' . Watch it with LOW expectations and you'll enjoy it :) -Pad.A


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