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The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989)

Wilt (original title)
An unlucky lecturer's wife goes missing and he's accused of her murder.

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Writers:

Tom Sharpe (novel), Andrew Marshall (screenplay adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Griff Rhys Jones ... Henry Wilt
Mel Smith ... Inspector Flint
Alison Steadman ... Eva Wilt
Diana Quick ... Sally
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Hugh
Roger Allam ... Dave
David Ryall ... Rev. Froude
Roger Lloyd Pack ... Dr. Pittman
Dermot Crowley ... Braintree
John Normington ... Treadaway
Tony Mathews Tony Mathews ... Gladden
Charles Lawson ... Cranham
Gabrielle Blunt Gabrielle Blunt ... Mrs. Bulstrode
Edward Clayton Edward Clayton ... Mossop
Jeffrey Chiswick Jeffrey Chiswick ... Macari (as Geoffrey Chiswick)
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Storyline

Henry Wilt is a more or less failure of a teacher who fantasizes about murdering his dominant, non-attentive wife Eva. At a party Wilt is stuck to an inflatable doll and makes a complete fool of himself. Eventually, he dumps the doll in a hole at a building site. However, he has been witnessed getting rid of the doll and when his wife disappears on the night after the party, the police with inspector Flint strongly suspect Wilt of being guilty. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Has the shocking truth about Henry Wilt been inflated? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$113,014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

Wilt was the first in a loose series of satirical novels featuring the character Henry Wilt written by Tom Sharpe; the others in the series were The Wilt Alternative, Wilt On High, Wilt in Nowhere and the Wilt Inheritance. See more »

Goofs

When Henry crashes into the phone box both his headlights are clearly intact and there is no serious damage to the panel work. This is also true when he drives off. Shortly after, we see his car has a broken headlight and severe panel damage. See more »

Quotes

Henry Wilt: [face to face with Inspector Flint in the cemetery] You cretinous testicle!
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Alternate Versions

A near identical version exists for TV broadcast that replaces all the strong profanity (such as the F word) with milder swear words such as 'bloody'. Closer examination shows that these scenes do not appear dubbed indicating that during filming some scenes were specially filmed again using the milder language. This version was broadcast on ITV in the UK in the 1990s and as this film was co-financed by an ITV network (LWT) this would appear to indicate that these changes were planned well in advance with television screenings in mind. See more »

Soundtracks

Love Hurts
Written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
Performed by Leo Sayer
Produced by Anne Dudley and Ted Hayton for Buffalo Music Ltd.
Published by Acuff-Rose Opryland Music Ltd.
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Unusual and hysterical movie
25 May 2001 | by Jose ESee all my reviews

The first time I saw Wilt was in the cinema and laughed so hard that had tears in my eyes. I think I most enjoy this movie because it reminds me of the classic English humour, unfortunately not too frequent nowadays, at least as far as I am concerned. Some years later I was luckily enough to be able to tape it from TV and laughs were back.

I haven't seen any people who act in this film elsewhere, but that does not discourage me from being fond of their job. The man who plays the hapless Wilt is kind of funny, and inspector Flint's character is hilarious as well. Eva Wilt is a complete puppet at Sally's will, who turns out to be a bitch/slut.

The entire script is hysterical. My favorite parts are those in Sally's party, when she ties Wilt to that inflatable dolly and both appear in the main lounge, causing the dj to announce there is a wedding engagement coming. Also when Wilt talks the police into believing he has turned his wife's corpse to pieces of meat that have been put into cans of food and panic takes them over, prompting them to start checking the cans. How about when he is driving home from the party and the dolly surfaces behind in? Then he stops and goes insane by stabbing the dolly yelling something like "Explode, cow!".

As it's been pointed above, an hysterical movie. Pick it if you wanna pass one and a half hours of nonstop fun. Ten out of ten.


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