Withnail & I

Withnail & I

Director: Bruce Robinson Cast: Richard Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

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Screenwriter Bruce Robinson made his directorial debut with this British comedy. Withnail (Richard E. Grant) is an unsuccessful, pill-popping actor; "I," or Marwood (Paul McGann), is Withnail's roommate and another equally underemployed actor. The time is 1969: Withnail is fast becoming a burned-out relic of the '60s, while Marwood is trying to reassimilate into society. The two take a trip to the country in hopes of rejuvenating themselves, but things go from worse to even worse. Given the intimacy and insight of the screenplay and dialogue, one shouldn't be surprised that Bruce Robinson (who adapted the film from his own novel) based Withnail & I on his own experiences. The film proves that certain "Age of Aquarius" types were just as bollixed-up in Britain as they were in America.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2011
UPC: 0014381658729
Original Release: 1987
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:47:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Grant Withnail
Paul McGann Peter Marwood ("I")
Richard Griffiths Monty
Ralph Brown Danny
Michael Elphick Jake
Daragh O'Malley Irishman
Michael Wardle Isaac Parkin
Una Brandon-Jones Mrs. Parkin
Noel Johnson General
Irene Sutcliffe Waitress
Llewellyn Rees Tea Shop Proprietor
Robert Oates Policeman 1
Eddie Tagoe Presuming Ed

Technical Credits
Bruce Robinson Director,Screenwriter
David Dundas Score Composer
Bob Dylan Songwriter
Peter Frampton Makeup
Andrea Galer Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Hannan Cinematographer
Henry Harris Art Director
Henry Harris Art Director
George Harrison Executive Producer
Paul Heller Producer
Peter Kohn Asst. Director
Denis O'Brien Executive Producer
Michael Pickwoad Production Designer
Mary Selway Casting
Bob Smith Camera Operator
Alan Strachan Editor
Rick Wentworth Score Composer
David Wimbury Co-producer
Clive Winter Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Withnail and I
1. Main Titles [3:20]
2. Ridiculous! [9:45]
3. If You Hit Me, It's Murder [5:09]
4. Danny [10:45]
5. You Haven't Got a Chance [14:01]
6. Shut the Gate [12:16]
7. I Want Something's Flesh [10:56]
8. We Are Not Drunks [8:38]
9. Here, Hare, Here [11:21]
10. I'm Making Time [6:31]
11. That Politics, Innit? [11:56]
12. End Credits [2:35]

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Withnail & I 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to see where 'Sideways' came from, watch 'Withnail and I.' It's even better than 'Sideways' - darker, sharper, and funnier. Eminently quotable, too. I don't think I'll ever get tired of this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're into trying 'new things,' shows about nothing and dark comedies, then this is the perfect movie for you. I fell in love with it...in a strange way.
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