Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty, they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.

GENRES:  Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bruce Robinson

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Richard E. Grant Withnail
Paul McGann Marwood (I)
Richard Griffiths Montague Withnail (Uncle Monty)
Michael Elphick The Poacher
Ralph Brown Danny the Dealer
Eddie Tagoe Presuming Ed
Daragh O'Malley Irishman
Michael Wardle Isaac Parkin
Una Brandon-Jones Mrs Parkin
Noel Johnson General
Irene Sutcliffe Waitress
Llewellyn Rees Tea Shop Proprietor

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