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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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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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Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go.... 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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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

A number of American cinemas had special leaflets printed containing translations to some of the British slang left in the U.S version of the film so that audiences would be able to follow the dialog more easily. 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 »

Quotes

Gerald: You're always ahead there!
Gaz: You're always bloody behind, more like
Gerald: [to policeman] Can I borrow this?
[he rewinds the clipping of the CCTV showing their strip act]
Gerald: [to giggling police officers behind them] Shut up will ya? Watch
Police officer: [to Gaz] He's right. You're ahead.
Gaz: Bollocks!
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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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Referenced in It Takes a Choir: On Fire in Colorado (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

You Sexy Thing
(1975)
Written by Errol Brown (as Erroll Brown)
Performed by Hot Chocolate
© 1975 RAK Publishing Limited
Courtesy of EMI Records
By Arrangement with EMI Special Markets UK
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another great comedy from England
28 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

What's one to do after the factory closes and you're left unemployed? For six Brits, the answer is quite simple: go "The Full Monty" (which means "all the way"). Led by the soft-spoken Gaz (Robert Carlyle), they decide to become male strippers. Along the way, some unexpected things happen, but it's a great movie from start to finish. And it had one of the best soundtracks that I've ever heard (I'd never even heard "You Sexy Thing" before I saw this movie). With top-notch performances by Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Steve Huison, Paul Barber and Hugo Speer, this is one movie that everyone should see. It's not only funny, but takes a look at the dying dream of eternal success.


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