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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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Guy
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Jean
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Mandy
Deirdre Costello ...
Linda
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Barry
Dave Hill ...
Alan
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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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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$244,375, 17 August 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,950,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$257,938,649
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1.85 : 1
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The Broadway production of the musical version of the movie "The Full Monty" opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theater in New York on October 26, 2000, ran for 770 performances and was nominated for the 2001 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book and Score. See more »

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At no stage do they perform what they have rehearsed, or rehearse what they eventually perform. This "goof" is common in many backstage musicals, where the numbers shown being rehearsed rarely match the final product. 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 »

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Referenced in Het glazen huis: Vertrouwen (2004) See more »

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We Are Family
(1969)
Written by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers
Performed by Sister Sledge
© Bernard's Other Music/Tommy Jymi Inc./Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited and Warner Music UK Limited
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A bunch of losers make for a winning film
9 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a great black comedy. A bunch of losers down at the job centre have no hopes of getting a job. As the film progresses, it picks up momentum as the big date approaches. Some great scenes of 80's Britain, the job centre, the clubs, the houses with paper-thin walls and low ceilings. You know what the finale is going to be, but it doesn't detract at all from the enjoyment of the film. It doesn't get political, as some other commenters have complained, but why should it? This is about the consequences of 80's Britain, not the causes. The characters are 100% believable, in their appearances and their behaviour. The fat one is the sort you see on a Saturday night in just about every city centre pub in England (and at the football matches too!). A pity some viewers from across the pond couldn't pick up the accents, that's not altogether surprising but consider that this film was probably not originally intended for worldwide distribution and if you had taken the accents away you'd have taken away also a lot of its charm.

PS: Sheffield, where the film was based, is actually quite a nice town in many areas.


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