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A great memorable quote from the Withnail and I movie on thefreeemoticons.info - Uncle Monty: Oh my boys, my boys, we are at the end of an age! We live in a land of. 1 Withnail; 2 Marwood; 3 Uncle Monty; 4 Danny; 5 Jake The Poacher; 6 Dialogue ; 7 Taglines; 8 External links . There is a certain je ne sais quoi - oh, so very special - about a firm, young carrot. Marwood: I've no idea, I've never met him. Withnail & I () Quotes on IMDb: Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, TV series and more Uncle Monty: Forgive me, it was inconsiderate of me not to have telegrammed. Withnail: WHAT . There is, you'll agree, a certain ' je ne sais quoi' oh so very special about a firm, young carrot. . I've never met him.
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That's what you say. The only programme I'm likely to get on is the fucking news. We want to get in there, don't we? Soak up the booze. Why don't you give him a call? To ask him about his house.
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You want me to call what's-his-name and ask him about his house? I've no idea, I've never met him. Well neither have I. What the fuck are you talking about? Has he just been busted? Then why's he wearing that old suit?
This suit was cut by Hawke's of Savile Row! Just because the best tailoring you've ever seen is above your fucking appendix doesn't mean anything! Don't get uptight with me, man. Because if you do, I'll have to give you a dose of medicine. And if I spike you, you'll know you've been spoken to. I could take double anything you could!
Very foolish words, man. He's right, Withnail, look at him! His mechanism's gone, he's had more drugs than you've had hot dinners! I'll not have this shag sack insulting me! If I medicined you, you'd think a brain tumour was a birthday present!
This doll is extremely dangerous; it has voodoo qualities. Balls, I'll swallow it and run a mile! Cool your boots, man. This pill's valued at two quid. You're out of your mind! You can stuff it up your arse for nothing and fuck off while you're doing it! Have you got soup? Why don't I get any soup? Why don't you use a cup like any other human being? Why don't you wash up occasionally like any other human being? Appalled How dare you!
How dare you call me inhumane?! I didn't call you inhumane. You merely imagined it. Right you fucker, I'm going to do the washing up! No, you can't, it's impossible. I swear to you, I've looked into it. Listen to me, listen to me! There are are things in there - there's a teabag growing! You haven't slept in 60 hours, you're in no shape to tackle it. Wait till the morning and we'll go in together.
This is the morning. No, you don't understand! I think there may be something living in there. What do you mean, a rat? It's possible, it's possible. Then the fucker will rue the day! You mean we've come out here in the middle of fucking nowhere without aspirins?
How should I know where we are? I feel like a pig shat in my head! Would it be in bad form to plagiarise a toast? Depends entirely on the quality of the wine. In this case, it most certainly would not. In that case, "To a delightful weekend in the country. Withnail, you bastard, wake up. Wake up, you bastard or I burn this bastard bed down! Stirring I deny all accusations.
What do you want? I have just narrowly avoided having a buggering. And I've come in here with the express intention of wishing one on you! Having said that, I now intend to leave for London. Hold on, don't let your imagination run away with you I have just finished fighting a naked man! How dare you tell him I'm a toilet trader?! If I hadn't told him you were active we'd never have got the cottage.
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I'd never have wanted it, not with him in it! I didn't think he'd come all this way. He'd go to New York! What is all this "tactical necessity" and "calculated risk?! And how dare you tell him I love you?! And how dare you tell him you rejected me?! How dare you tell him that?! Wry smile Sorry about that. It is not known if Robinson intended any significance by including such a specific date.
Denis O'Brienwho oversaw the filming on behalf of HandMade Films, nearly shut the film down three days into the shoot. He thought that the film had no "discernible jokes" and was badly lit. He was never reimbursed his money after the film's success. Several other actors read for the role but McGann eventually persuaded Robinson to re-audition him, promising to affect a Home Counties accent and quickly won back the part.
Grant that "half of you has got to go" and put him on a diet to play the part although Grant denied this in the documentary "Withnail and Us". Though playing a raging alcoholicGrant is a teetotaller with a health condition preventing him from properly processing alcohol. He had never been drunk prior to making the film. Robinson decided that it would be impossible for Grant to play the character without having ever experienced inebriation and a hangover ; Robinson "forced" the actor on a drinking binge.
Grant has stated that he was "violently sick" after each drink and found the experience as a whole deeply unpleasant. While the vomiting is scripted, the facial expression is totally natural.
This photo dates from The hall was restored in — The film was not shot entirely on location. There was no filming in the real Penrith ; the locations used were in and around nearby Shap and Bampton.
Sleddale Hall was offered for sale in January ;  a trust has been created by fans who wish collectively to purchase the building for its preservation as a piece of British film history.
It was bought by Sebastian Hindley, who owns the Mardale Inn in the nearby village of Bampton, which did not feature in the film. Hindley was unable to raise the necessary finances and in August the property was resold for an undisclosed sum to Tim Ellis, an architect from Kent, whose original bid failed at the auction.
The telephone box where Withnail calls his agent is beside the main road in Bampton. Stockers Farm was also the location for the "Crow and Crown" pub. For some time after the film, it was officially called "The Mother Black Cap". Withnail blows his brains out in Robinson's original unpublished novel. The ending is less bleak in the film, with Grant instead swigging wine and quoting Shakespeare as Marwood leaves for an acting job in Manchester. The real "Withnail" would meanwhile plunge ever deeper into addiction diagnosed with throat cancer, he was briefly reduced to injecting alcohol into his stomach.
After one bender too many, in he contracted pneumonia, passing away in impoverished obscurity even as the film he had inspired became a classic. It's worth watching just for the boozing. His lack of real life experience notwithstanding, Grant's Withnail is one of the great cinematic drunks.
Over the course of the film's minutes the character consumes nine and a half glasses of red wine, half a pint of cider, one shot of lighter fluid, two and a half shots of gin, six glasses of sherry, 13 measures of Scotch whisky and half a pint of ale. Grant makes each slurp and sip a masterpiece of physical comedy. It is a sobering snapshot of the late Sixties According to Paul McGann, fans of Withnail often assume the film was genuinely shot in None of the production values, none of the iconography, none of the style remotely has it down as an Eighties picture.
Withnail and I gets better with multiple viewings Withnail and I's moving final scene in Regent's Park Some comedies are made to be enjoyed and forgotten. Withnail and I contains multitudes. The first time you watch, you'll probably miss at least half the one-liners.
It has in addition spawned a popular drinking game in which participants match Withnail tipple for tipple with the exception of the lighter fluid, for which a vinegar substitute is permitted. In fact, that's what he does for much of the film not even its biggest fans would accuse Robinson of masterful plotting.
But Grant was by no means the clear choice, with Daniel Day-Lewis, Bill Nighy and Kenneth Branagh also considered for the part Robinson rejected Branagh on the basis that "there's something about Ken that is the antithesis of Byronesque; he looks like partially cooked donut".