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Withnail & I ()


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In 1969, two substance-abusing, unemployed actors retreat to the countryside for a holiday that proves disastrous.

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Withnail
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... & I
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Monty
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Danny
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Jake
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Irishman
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Isaac Parkin
Una Brandon-Jones ...
Mrs. Parkin
Noel Johnson ...
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Irene Sutcliffe ...
Waitress
Llewellyn Rees ...
Tea Shop Proprietor
Robert Oates ...
Policeman 1
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Policeman 2
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Double for various actors in distant shots (uncredited)
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Man In Cafe (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bruce Robinson

Written by

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Bruce Robinson ... ()

Produced by

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George Harrison ... executive producer
Paul M. Heller ... producer (as Paul Heller)
Lawrence Kirstein ... associate producer
Denis O'Brien ... executive producer
David Wimbury ... co-producer

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David Dundas
Rick Wentworth

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Peter Hannan ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Alan Strachan

Editorial Department

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Bob Mullen ... assistant editor
Anne Sopel ... assistant editor
Jeremy Strachan ... assistant editor
Tony Tromp ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Mary Selway

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Michael Pickwoad

Art Direction by

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Henry Harris

Costume Design by

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Andrea Galer

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Peter Frampton ... makeup artist
Sue Love ... hairdresser

Production Management

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Matthew Binns ... unit production manager

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Peter Kohn ... first assistant director
Kathy Sykes ... second assistant director

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Les Allett ... props
Leith Boler ... property buyer
Peter Browne ... stagehand
Alan Chesters ... supervising carpenter
Bert Gadsden ... property master
Steve Payne ... props stand-by
Wesley Peppiatt ... props
John Roberts ... lead scenic painter

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Peter Best ... dialogue editor
Allan Brereton ... sound maintenance
Peter Holt ... footsteps editor
Alan Paley ... sound editor
Trevor Rutherford ... boom operator
Hugh Strain ... dubbing mixer
Clive Winter ... sound mixer

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Paul Corbould ... special effects
Martin Gutteridge ... special effects supervisor
Dominic Tuohy ... special effects assistant

Stunts

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Paul Heasman ... stunt double: Paul McGann

Camera and Electrical Department

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Murray Close ... still photographer
Colin Davidson ... focus
Perry Evans ... electrician
Ian Foster ... clapper loader
Michael Heller ... additional still photographer
Brian Martin ... best boy
Don Maton ... electrician
Don McLellan ... rigger
Reg Parsons ... gaffer
Bob Smith ... camera operator
Brian Sullivan ... electrician

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Alan Murphy ... costume maker
Shaun Wyldeck-Estrada ... wardrobe mistress

Transportation Department

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Mike Beaven ... transportation
Steve Miller ... transportation

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Joanna Campling ... unit publicist
David Carrigan ... production runner
Valerie Craig ... production coordinator
Gordon Davis ... assistant accountant
Robin Demetriou ... catering supervisor
Jacky Holding ... accounts secretary
Sally Jones ... script supervisor
Paula Merwin ... assistant to producer
Ringo Starr ... special production consultant (as Richard Starkey M.B.E.)
Bobby Blues ... production accountant (uncredited)

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Inger Best ... additional thanks
Dennis Carrigan ... additional thanks
Ray Cooper ... thanks
Bob Crowdy ... additional thanks
John Geary ... additional thanks
Martin Gutteridge ... additional thanks
Debbie London ... additional thanks
John Mackswith ... additional thanks
Paul Oliver ... additional thanks
Ronnie Pearce ... additional thanks
Nicole Rothman ... additional thanks
Mody Schreiber ... thanks
Arabella Serrell ... additional thanks
John Stanborough ... thanks
Ralph Steadman ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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... Written by Michael Brooke

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Taglines You are cordially invited to spend a funny weekend in the English countryside. (US poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Withnail and I (United States)
  • Withnail et moi (France)
  • Withnail y yo (Spain)
  • Ο Φίλος μου κι Εγώ (Greece)
  • Withnail och jag (Sweden)
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  • 107 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs The word "Provos" can be seen on the wall of the pub as Withnail and Marwood leave, however the Provisional IRA were only formed in December 1969 which is at least a couple of months after the film is set. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in RoboCop/The Squeeze/Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs/Withnail and I (1987). See more »
Soundtracks A Whiter Shade of Pale See more »
Crazy Credits Paul McGann is credited only as "and I". See more »
Quotes Withnail: Right, you fucker, I'm going to do the washing up!
Marwood: No, no, you can't. It's impossible, I swear it. I've looked into it. Listen to me, listen to me! There are things in there, there's a tea-bag growing! You haven't slept in sixty hours, you're in no state to tackle it. Wait till the morning, we'll go in together.
Withnail: This IS the morning. Stand aside!
Marwood: [holding him back] You don't understand. I think there may be something living in there, I think there may be something alive.
Withnail: What do you mean? A rat?
Marwood: It's possible, it's possible.
Withnail: Then the fucker will rue the day!
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