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The Full Monty (1997)

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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The year's most revealing comedy. 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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Todo o nada  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,914,175 (USA) (14 September 1997)

Gross:

$45,950,122 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Robert Carlyle has said that filming was chaotic and that 20th Century Fox were so unhappy with the first cut that they considered scrapping its theatrical release and going straight to video. Carlyle has stated that it was the hard work of producer Uberto Pasolini and editor Nick Moore that rescued the film. See more »

Goofs

When Dave chases Gaz out of the store much has been made of how out of shape Dave is, yet after running at full speed for quite a distance Dave is not out of breath in the close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Dave: [discussing possible means of suicide] I know. You could stand in middle of road and have a mate run smack into you right fast.
Lomper: Haven't got any mates...
Gary 'Gaz' Schofield: Listen to you, we just saved your fucking life so don't tell us we're not your mates, all right?
Lomper: Really?
Gary 'Gaz' Schofield: Yeah.
Lomper: Thanks. Thanks a lot.
Dave: Yeah, me and all, I'd run ya down as soon as look at ya.
Lomper: Oh aye? Cheers.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Mafia! (1998) See more »

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Slaidburn
Composed by William Rimmer
Performed by The British Steel Stocksbridge Band
© 1994 Wright and Round Limited
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exceedingly likeable
4 January 2000 | by (petaluma, ca) – See all my reviews

One thing I've always appreciated in British films is that the actors look like Real People. I don't mean unattractive, but just normal everyday looking, unlike Hollywood actors who are exceedingly pretty with perfect teeth and stylish clothes, and unlimited bank accounts, no matter what their occupation. In this film, a group of unemployed steelworkers decide to put on an amateur strip show to make ends meet. It is presented as a comedy, but it does have some very moving moments, as it shows the despair and desolation of unemployment. And it subtly displays the economic conditions of Thatcher's England, where entire industries were shut down, taking jobs and local economies along with them. As in other British films, the characters seem real, like people we would know if we lived in their town. I can picture having a pint down at the local pub with Gaz and Gerald more than, say, Tom Cruise.


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