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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 overview, first billed only:
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Henry Wilt
Inspector Flint
Eva Wilt
Jeremy Clyde ...
Rev. Froude
Dr. Pittman
John Normington ...
Tony Mathews ...
Gabrielle Blunt ...
Mrs. Bulstrode
Edward Clayton ...
Jeffrey Chiswick ...
Macari (as Geoffrey Chiswick)


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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Release Date:

12 January 1990 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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 »


[Henry has arrived at the church, looking for Eva]
Henry Wilt: Why didn't I sign my own name? I'd be safely locked up in Broadmoor by now!
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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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