Withnail & I

Withnail & I (1987)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy Film, Buddy Film, Comedy Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 19, 1987  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Withnail and I is a 1987 British black comedy film written and directed by Bruce Robinson. Based on Robinson's life in London in the late 1960s, the plot follows two unemployed young actors, Withnail and "I" (portrayed by Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann) who live in a squalid flat in Camden Town in 1969 while squandering their finances on alcohol. Needing a holiday, they obtain the key to a country cottage in the Lake District belonging to Withnail's lecherous gay uncle Monty and drive there. The weekend holiday proves less recuperative than they expected.

Withnail and I was Grant's first film and launched him into a successful career. The film also featured performances by Richard Griffiths as Withnail's Uncle Monty and Ralph Brown as Danny the drug dealer. The film has tragic and comic elements (particularly farce) and is notable for its period music and many quotable lines. It has been described as "one of Britain's biggest cult films".

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$1,704,053

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1960s, Actor, Bath, British, Buddy, Cafe, Cigar Smoking, Cottage, Cult, Cult Film, Dark Comedy, Darkness, English Countryside, Farmer, Gay, Lake District, London, Money, Poverty, Richard E Grant, Rural Setting, Strangulation

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Filming Location: London, Peel Cottage
Narrative Location: London
Subject: alcoholism

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Mi ketten
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O filos mou ki ego
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Onnen kiertolaiset
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Os Desajustados
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Shakespeare a colazione
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Vitneilas ir aš
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Withnail & I
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Withnail and I
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Withnail e Eu
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Withnail et moi
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Withnail i ja
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Withnail och jag
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Withnail og jeg
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Withnail si cu mine
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Withnail ve Ben
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Withnail y yo
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Wizuneiru to Boku
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Ο Φίλος μου κι Εγώ
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Вітнейл і я
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Уитнейл и аз
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Уитнэйл и Я
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ウィズネイルと僕
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我與長指甲
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