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The Full Monty (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  19 September 1997 (USA)
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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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The year's most revealing comedy. 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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Russ Abbot was asked to play Gerald but was not free. See more »


In the funeral scene, Lomper is playing the hymn "Abide with Me" on cornet, and his fingers are clearly visible playing the notes. He plays every note correctly until the last line, where he swaps the two notes on "[ab]-ide with [me]" - he should be playing straight down the scale Bb,A,G,F and in fact plays Bb,G,A,F. See more »


Gaz: Off to Job Club then?
Gerald: As a matter of fact, yes I bloody well am!
[he turns to Dave, who is still holding one of his garden gnomes]
Gerald: Put that back! *PUT* it back!
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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 »


Referenced in Disco (2010) See more »


You Can Leave Your Hat On
Written by Randy Newman
performed by Tom Jones
© Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
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Funny and touching
19 February 1999 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

When this got praised all over the place, I avoided seeing it at first because I was afraid it would be a letdown. But it's not, not in any way. This continues a tradition of sorts; while back in the 50's and early 60's, the British were known for their kitchen-sink, angry young man dramas (like "Room at the Top" or "Look Back in Anger"), now they seem to be putting comic spins on them, and it's working. Not only do you laugh (especially when Horse is at the Unemployment Office after the videotape of them dancing has been released to the public, and when he says he hasn't been up to anything, the clerk says, "That's not what I heard"), but the characters and where they come from are taken seriously and are three dimensional, so you care about them. The humor comes from real situations, not sitcom humor. A real winner!

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