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Wilt

There is a good deal of enjoyment to be derived from Wilt [based on Tom Sharpe's novel], mainly thanks to a uniformly excellent cast and unpretentious, straightforward direction by Michael Tuchner, as well as the charmingly honest urban provincial settings.

With:
Griff Rhys Jones Mel Smith Alison Steadman Diana Quick Jeremy Clyde

There is a good deal of enjoyment to be derived from Wilt [based on Tom Sharpe’s novel], mainly thanks to a uniformly excellent cast and unpretentious, straightforward direction by Michael Tuchner, as well as the charmingly honest urban provincial settings.

Griff Rhys Jones is the title character, a disillusioned college lecturer, who spends his spare time walking his dog and dreaming about murdering his domineering wife (Alison Steadman).

She has made friends with upwardly mobile couple Diana Quick and Jeremy Clyde. When Steadman and Rhys Jones attend a party at their posh country home Rhys Jones gets dead-drunk, and due to Quick’s machinations finds himself locked in a naked passionate embrace with a life-size inflatable doll named Angelique.

He drunkenly roams the town trying to get rid of the doll. The next day, Steadman goes missing and Rhys Jones’ nocturnal activities are noted – especially by ambitious inspector Mel Smith.

The most amusing scenes are those with Rhys Jones and Smith indulging in the banter they are known for from their TV appearances.

Wilt

UK

Production: Carnival/LWT. Director Michael Tuchner; Producer Brian Eastman; Screenplay Andrew Marshall, David Renwick; Camera Norman Langley; Editor Chris Blunden; Music Anne Dudley; Art Director Leo Austin

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1989. Running time: 91 MIN.

With: Griff Rhys Jones Mel Smith Alison Steadman Diana Quick Jeremy Clyde

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