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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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Guy
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Deirdre Costello ...
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Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
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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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Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go.... See more »

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

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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£523,961 (UK) (2 January 1998)

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$45,857,453 (USA) (24 April 1998)
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The title is a British slang phrase meaning "the whole thing." According to screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, US studio executives found it perplexing since nobody in the film is named Monty. See more »

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During the dress rehearsal sequence, Dave walks past a couple walking arm-in-arm in the store. We see the same couple again, supposedly days later, in the same position and wearing the same clothes. See more »

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[before the first rehearsal Gaz has hurtled off to find Dave, finding him working as a security guard in Asda]
Gaz: Dave! What are you doing?
Dave: What's it look like?
Gaz: We're on in two days time, where the fuck are you?
Dave: I'm here, working, earning, that's where. Not pissing about! End of chat!
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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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Adios Muchachos
(1927)
Music by Julio C. Sanders (uncredited)
Lyrics by César Felipe Vedani (uncredited)
Performed by Platinum Dance Orchestra
© 1940 Peer International Corp., USA and Peermusic (UK) Ltd.
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A Great British Comedy
21 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy combine with a great support cast to bring one of the freshest comedies in years to the big screen. Set in Sheffield after the great 'City of Steel' Days, there are more people in the dole queue, than out at work.

Struggling for money the pair decide that if the Chippendale's can get the kit off and make a packet, then why can't they. They recruit some more strippers, all desperate for some cash, and promise the city the Full Monty. Now all they need is to learn how to dance, learn how to overcome there fear of the Full Monty and sell some tickets.

This film is a very funny view of a struggling community in what was once a thriving city. Great characters, slick and realistic dialogue and great direction, this is one of the finest British comedies ever.

8/10


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