London. The 60s. Two unemployed actors-acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann)-drown their frustrations in booze, pills, and lighter fluid. When Withnail's Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers his cottage, they escape the squalor of their flat for a week in the country. They soon realize they've gone on holiday by mistake when their wits-and friendship-are sorely tested by violent downpours, less-than-hospitable locals, and empty cupboards. An intelligent, superbly acted, and hilarious film, Bruce Robinson's semi-autobiographical cult favorite is presented here in its complete and uncut version.
Withnail & Us, a 1999 documentary on the film
Rare pre-production photos by Ralph Steadman
Original theatrical trailer
Limited-edition collectible poster of the original film art by Ralph Steadman