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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) <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go.... See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Danny Boyle was offered the chance to direct the movie, but turned it down because he wasn't impressed with the story. See more »


At no stage do they perform what they have rehearsed, or rehearse what they eventually perform. This "goof" is common in many backstage musicals, where the numbers shown being rehearsed rarely match the final product. See more »


Dave: [discussing possible means of suicide] I know. You could stand in middle of road and have a mate run smack into you right fast.
Lomper: Haven't got any mates...
Gary 'Gaz' Schofield: Listen to you, we just saved your fucking life so don't tell us we're not your mates, all right?
Lomper: Really?
Gary 'Gaz' Schofield: Yeah.
Lomper: Thanks. Thanks a lot.
Dave: Yeah, me and all, I'd run ya down as soon as look at ya.
Lomper: Oh aye? Cheers.
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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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We Are Family
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
Performed by Sister Sledge
© Bernard's Other Music/Tommy Jymi Inc./Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited and Warner Music UK Limited
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I Love This Movie!
17 May 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

No matter how many times I've seen it, and there's been lots, I laugh so hard it hurts. The characters are so endearing, especially little Nathan, that you just love them all. The music is great, and there are moments that tugged at your heart as well as make you laugh out loud. And the final stripping scene is fabulous! Glad to see Gaz finally got in time with the music. ;)

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