MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 187 this week

The Full Monty (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  19 September 1997 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 77,310 users   Metascore: 75/100
Reviews: 172 user | 119 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 44 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Full Monty" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Full Monty (1997)

The Full Monty (1997) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Full Monty.

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Billy Elliot (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry
Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood
Heritage I (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A stubborn old man is given a second chance to help his ambitious granddaughter he didn't know existed. If only he can overcome a lifetime of irritating habits.

Directors: Andrea Banjanin, Justine Priestley
Stars: Philip Anthony, Justine Priestley, Suzie Frances Garton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A former Britpop rocker who now works on a farm gets caught driving drunk and faces deportation after living in Los Angeles for many years. His efforts to stay in the U.S. force him to confront the past and current demons in his life.

Director: Marshall Lewy
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Alexia Rasmussen, Kathleen Wilhoite
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet
Brassed Off (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor
Formula 51 (2001)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Director: Ronny Yu
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer
Lucky Break (2001)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Under the leadership of a small-time bank robber, British inmates hatch a plan to escape by staging a musical.

Director: Peter Cattaneo
Stars: Ron Cook, Frank Harper, James Nesbitt
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear
Shine (1996)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine
Summer (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

While caring for a dying friend, a man reflects back on their youth together.

Director: Kenneth Glenaan
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Steve Evets, Rachael Blake
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The ... See full summary »

Director: Pearse Elliott
Stars: Ken Stott, Tyrone McKenna, Gillian Anderson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young boy suspects his dad might be working undercover for MI6.

Director: Justin Kerrigan
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Arron Fuller, David Bradley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gaz
...
David 'Dave'
...
Steve Huison ...
...
...
...
Guy
...
Jean
...
Mandy
Deirdre Costello ...
Linda
...
Barry
Dave Hill ...
Alan
Bruce Jones ...
Reg
Andrew Livingston ...
Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon ...
Sharon
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The year's most revealing comedy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo o nada  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$45,857,453 (USA) (24 April 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In November 1998, Prince Charles re-enacted the unemployment office scene on national television with some young members of the Prince's Trust. See more »

Goofs

The club owner, Gerald, and Dave all mention the show being on Friday, but the Hot Metal posters they put up list the show being on Saturday, May 25. See more »

Quotes

Gaz: [stuck with Dave on top of a car in the middle of a canal] Ey up, someone's coming.
Passer-By: All right?
Gaz: Aye, not so bad.
Dave: [after the Passer-by leaves] Not so bad? Not so bad? That's not much of a chuffing SOS is it?
See more »

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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Fuck Monti (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
(1975)
Written by Steve Harley
Performed by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
© 1975 Trigram/RAK Publishing Limited
Courtesy of EMI Records
By Arrangement with EMI Special Markets UK
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Dark Comedy that comes out shining very bright
1 November 1999 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, I absolutely loved it. With each successive viewing, I noticed the characters' emotions as they coped with the dirty hand that has been dealt to them and making the most of it. I also saw the immense bond between the men as they already shared the low-class existence and a rather bleak future but seeing nothing but an opportunity to be rich. And they were all willing to endure the humiliation in front of hundreds of people to achieve it.

Like M*A*S*H, the Full Monty shows people placed in a harrowing existence with seemingly no end in sight. Yet the laughs are sprinkled throughout nicely, and even though each man has their own personal fears to overcome, they find strength in each other, which makes the experience all the more fruitful.

The actors were absolutely top notch, particularly Robert Carlyle. I was already impressed with his performance from Trainspotting to know that he is very capable of carrying the central figure of the movie. Peter Cattaneo's direction was inspired, and he knew the right angles to use (check out the scene when the lads were auditioning new members, particularly Guy) for perfect comedic effect.

I admit that some of the sub-plots needed more fleshing out, particularly between Gaz and Nathan as well as Gerald and his wife. And as many times as I've seen the movie, I don't know much about Guy other than his love for Singing in the Rain and his obvious natural endowment that took the breath away from his mates!

The music was terrific as well. I dare anyone to deny that they had to consciously stop tapping their feet when hearing "Hot Stuff" after watching this movie.

I have been to Sheffield recently, so the movie holds even more personal meaning for me. And for all those complaining about the accents being difficult to understand, watch it again. It's in English not Chinese! The accents are part of the charm. I rate this movie a solid 8.5 out of 10 and worth seeing many times over.


47 of 51 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who would you ogle if you'd been in the audience?? suethecat
Do Americans like this film???? Dave_Gill
Little things that made you laugh. by_candlelight
Why do the English worry about accents? tbrandt-1
How Can a Movie About Men Stripping Planet-38
They've changed bits! crchadwick
Discuss The Full Monty (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?