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The Full Monty (1997)

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

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Gaz
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Dave
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Guy
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Jean
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Mandy
Deirdre Costello ...
Linda
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Barry
Dave Hill ...
Alan
Bruce Jones ...
Reg
Andrew Livingston ...
Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon ...
Sharon
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Six unemployed steel workers, inspired by the Chippendale's dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. Written by Jon Reeves (from press kit) <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The year's most revealing comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Todo o nada  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$244,375 (USA) (15 August 1997)

Gross:

$45,857,453 (USA) (24 April 1998)
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Trivia

The original cut of the film was too short, so three months after shooting ended, some more footage was shot, including the football/exercise montage. Robert Carlyle is not in that sequence; the actor was working on another project by then. See more »

Goofs

When the team is supposed to watch the movie Flashdance, they are watching the music video of the theme song "What a Feeling" by Irene Cara instead. See more »

Quotes

Nathan: [Gaz is accompanying Nathan to school] I don't feel well.
Gaz: Of course you don't, you've got a hangover!
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Crazy Credits

The film shown behind the opening credits is "Sheffield...City on the move", made in 1971 for the Sheffield Publicity Department. See more »

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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beauty and the Beasts (1998) See more »

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Rock and Roll Part 2
(1972)
Written by Mike Leander and Gary Glitter
Recorded by Gary Glitter
Used by permission of MCA Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Laurence Myers Ltd.
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exceedingly likeable
4 January 2000 | by (petaluma, ca) – See all my reviews

One thing I've always appreciated in British films is that the actors look like Real People. I don't mean unattractive, but just normal everyday looking, unlike Hollywood actors who are exceedingly pretty with perfect teeth and stylish clothes, and unlimited bank accounts, no matter what their occupation. In this film, a group of unemployed steelworkers decide to put on an amateur strip show to make ends meet. It is presented as a comedy, but it does have some very moving moments, as it shows the despair and desolation of unemployment. And it subtly displays the economic conditions of Thatcher's England, where entire industries were shut down, taking jobs and local economies along with them. As in other British films, the characters seem real, like people we would know if we lived in their town. I can picture having a pint down at the local pub with Gaz and Gerald more than, say, Tom Cruise.


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