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The Full Monty (1997)

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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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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) <>

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The year's most revealing comedy. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music

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

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Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo o nada  »

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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[Gaz and Dave are waiting in Gerald's lawn for him to leave for work]
Dave: He's got gnomes.
Gaz: Aye, he bloody would have.
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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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I'm The Leader Of the Gang
Written by Mike Leander and Gary Glitter
Recorded by Gary Glitter
Used by permission of MCA Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Laurence Myers Ltd.
(Heard when the Chippendales are performing)
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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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