W i t h n a i l & I O n N e t a d e l i c a
Sounds good, doesn't it? I'll be going for sure. Remember to check Hanover Productions' Web site for the full details.
It is 1969 and the age of psychedelia is about to end. Typifying the era are two 'resting' actors - the pale, eccentric Withnail and 'I', a baby faced neurotic.
They share a rapidly disintegrating flat in Camden Town and a diet that consists totally of drugs and booze. Serious jobs are non-existent, so to recharge their batteries they embark on a madly chaotic holiday staying at the ramshackle country cottage of Withnail's bizarre Uncle Monty. That's when their problems really start.
Now for some trainspotter information that, if you've watched the film as many times as I have, you will already know.
Withnail and I was made by HandMade Films, London, in 1986. Running time 103 minutes.
Withnail Richard E. Grant . . . and I Paul McGann Monty Richard Griffiths Danny Ralph Brown Jake Michael Elphick Irishman Daragh O'Malley Isacs Parkin Michael Wardle Mrs Parkin Una Brandon-Jones General Noel Johnson Waitress Irene Sutcliffe Tea Shop Proprietor Llewellyn Rees Policeman One Robert Oates Policeman Two Anthony Wise Presuming Ed Eddie Tagoe Music by David Dundas and Rick Wentworth Co-produced by David Wimbury Executive Producers George Harrison and Denis O'Brien Produced by Paul Heller Written and Directed by Bruce Robinson
The script of Withnail and I, and Bruce Robinson's second film, How to Get Ahead in Advertising, is available in paperback (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2 Soho Square, London W1V 5DE, England), ISBN 0 7475 0359 1.
The soundtrack for these two films is also available, on Silva Screen Records, Silva House, 261 Royal College Street, London NW1 9LU, England.