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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

Rik Mayall was considered for the role of Gaz. See more »

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When Gaz, Dave and Nathan get locked in the factory at the beginning, just after Gaz tells Dave to shut it, Nathan looks at Dave and says something, but there is no audio. See more »

Quotes

Dole Clerk: Have you been actively looking for work in the last fortnight?
Horse: Yes
Dole Clerk: Have you done any work, paid or unpaid in the last fortnight?
Horse: No
Dole Clerk: That's not what I've heard
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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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Referenced in Baghead (2008) See more »

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Je t'aime...moi non plus
(1969)
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Recorded by Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
© 1969 Melody Nelson Publishing, Paris
Licensed by Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Ltd., London
Courtesy of Polydor International
Licensed by kind permission from the PolyGram Commercial Marketing Division
Produced by Jack Baverstock (uncredited)
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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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