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The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989)

The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt

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Produced for London Weekend Television, Wilt is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Sharpe. Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith, stars of the internationally popular TV series Not Necessarily the News, head the cast as Henry Wilt and Inspector Flint. Though master of his own destiny on the lecture circuit, Wilt is a natural-born doormat in his day-to-day life. He also has a bad habit of inadvertently gumming up the various investigations conducted by Inspector Flint. Things come to a head when the hapless Wilt is implicated in a murder, allowing the zealous Flint to persecute -- er, prosecute -- the poor man to the full limit of the law. With its parade of eccentric character and Gilbert & Sullivan-style plot complications, Wilt can't help but raise chuckles.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Marshall, David Renwick
On DVD: Mar 6, 1991
Runtime:
London Weekend Television

Cast

Mel Smith
as Inspector Flint
David Ryall
as Rev. Froude
David Ryan
as Rev. Froude
Roger Lloyd-Pack
as Dr. Pittman
Mermot Crowley
as Braintree
John Normington
as Treadaway
Ann Queensbury
as Party Guest
Dermot Crowley
as Braintree
Tony Mathews
as Gladden
Gabrielle Blunt
as Mrs. Bulstrode
Julia McCarthy
as Mrs. McClaren
Ling Tai
as Manageress
Christopher Saul
as Vice-Principal
Barbara Hicks
as Ms. Clinch
Ian Barritt
as Science Teacher
Togo Igawa
as Japanese Visitor
Sam Smart
as Gilmore
Josephine Tewson
as Miss Leuchars
Ken Drury
as Chief Inspector Farm...
Debra Hearst
as WPC Longman
Beccy Wright
as WPC Duncan
Dan Hildebrand
as Constable
Jim Dunk
as Urwin
John Melainey
as Reporter
Imogen Claire
as Party Guest
Peter Gluckstein
as Party Guest
Gina McKee
as Party Guest
Neville Phillips
as Party Guest
Ann Queensberry
as Party Guest
Roger Lloyd Pack
as Dr. Pittman
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