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...
Michael Brooke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If you can't remember the 60's, ...don't worry. Neither can they.
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Did You Know?
The first preview screening appeared to be a total disaster - the audience sat there stony-faced, never laughing once. It was only after the screening had concluded that a distraught Bruce Robinson
discovered that the audience was comprised entirely of non-English speaking German tourists who were all staying at a hotel nearby. See more
As the boys are driving OUT of London there is a light blue Ford Transit van. It is also there when they are driving BACK to London at the end of the film. Same number plate as well. See more
Now, look, you. Them pheasants are for his pot. These eels are for my pot. Now, what makes you think I should give you something for your pot?
Our cooking pot.
Ah, he knows. Hey, give us a wheeze on that fag.
[he pulls Withnail's cigarette out of his mouth and puts it in his
Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films
All Along the Watchtower
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Composed by Bob Dylan
1969 Published by Dwarf Music
Special thanks to Jeff Rosen
Original Sound Recording made by Polydor Records Ltd. See more