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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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Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go.... 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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 »


Referenced in Disco (2010) See more »


Abide with Me
(1861) (uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk
Hymn by Henry F. Lyte (1847)
Performed by The British Steel Stocksbridge Band at the funeral, with Steve Huison on trumpet
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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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