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The Full Monty -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Simon Beaufoy (written by)
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Release Date:
19 September 1997 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go.... See more »
Plot:
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 34 wins & 28 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A seductive, playful piece of comic gumption See more (170 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Carlyle ... Gaz

Mark Addy ... David 'Dave'

William Snape ... Nathan
Steve Huison ... Lomper

Tom Wilkinson ... Gerald

Paul Barber ... Horse

Hugo Speer ... Guy

Lesley Sharp ... Jean

Emily Woof ... Mandy
Deirdre Costello ... Linda

Paul Butterworth ... Barry
Dave Hill ... Alan
Bruce Jones ... Reg
Andrew Livingston ... Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon ... Sharon
Kate Layden ... Bee
Joanna Swain ... Sheryl
Diane Lane ... Louise
Kate Rutter ... Dole Clerk
June Broughton ... Lomper's Mum
Glenn Cunningham ... Police Inspector
Chris Brailsford ... Duty Sergeant
Steve Garti ... Policeman
Malcolm Pitt ... Job Club Manager
Dennis Blanch ... Director
Daryl Fishwick ... Social Worker
David Lonsdale ... Repossession Man
Muriel Hunt ... Horse's Mum (as Muriel Hunte)
Fiona Watts ... Beryl
Theresa Maduemezia ... Horse's Sister
Fiona Nelson ... Horse's Sister
The British Steel Stocksbridge Band ... Brass Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Jackman ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Enn Reitel ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Elaine Young ... Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Cattaneo 
 
Writing credits
Simon Beaufoy (written by)

Produced by
Paul Bucknor .... co-producer
Polly Leys .... co-producer
Uberto Pasolini .... producer
Lesley Stewart .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Anne Dudley 
 
Cinematography by
John de Borman (director of photography) (as John De Borman)
 
Film Editing by
David Freeman 
Nick Moore 
 
Casting by
Susie Figgis 
 
Production Design by
Max Gottlieb 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Roope 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Taylor 
 
Makeup Department
Lucy Bennett .... makeup trainee
Christine Blundell .... hair designer (as Chris Blundell)
Christine Blundell .... makeup designer (as Chris Blundell)
Marese Langan .... assistant makeup artist
Scott Beswick .... makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Louise Burton .... assistant makeup artist: second unit (uncredited)
Sian Richards .... hair stylist supervisor (uncredited)
Sian Richards .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Gilchrist .... first assistant director
Claire Hughes .... second assistant director
Ben Johnson .... third assistant director
Harry Boyd .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Natasha Ross .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mark Adams .... painter
Steven Buttock .... prop man (as Steve Buttock)
Emma Dibb .... assistant art director
Paul Fogarty .... carpenter
Mike Houseman .... construction manager
Gus Lupton .... stand-by props
Leon McCarthy .... stand-by carpenter
John Mills .... property master
Duncan Wheeler .... production buyer (as Duncan W. Wheeler)
Terry Woods .... property master
Jess Alexander .... art department assistant: second unit (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Bottomley .... sound trainee
Torin Brown .... re-recording assistant
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Alistair Crocker .... sound recordist
Chris Dibble .... sound recording engineer
Eddie Dougall .... sound maintenance engineer
Stewart Henderson .... adr editor
Stewart Henderson .... dialogue editor
Steve Price .... sound recording engineer
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... adr re-recordist
Ted Swanscott .... foley re-recordist
Ian Wilson .... sound editor
John Avery .... sound: second unit (uncredited)
Keith Quirk .... sound: second unit (uncredited)
Geoff Tookey .... sound: second unit (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ian Rowley .... special effects
Tim Baxter .... optical effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Rob Gordon .... digital online editor
 
Stunts
Terry Forrestal .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bateson .... camera trainee
Jim Bradshaw .... electrician (as Jimmy Bradshaw)
Simon Bray .... Steadicam operator
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator (as Peter Cavaciuti)
Ross Chapman .... electrician
Vinny Cowper .... electrician
Tony Diffley .... electrician
Tom Hilton .... still photographer
Baz Irvine .... focus puller
Kirstin McMahon .... clapper loader (as Kirsten McMahon)
Geoff Read .... best boy
Ted Read .... gaffer
Peter Scorah .... second grip
Peter Sinclair .... photographer: second unit
Robin Stone .... grip (as Robin A. Stone)
Alan Stoyles .... rigger
David Worley .... camera operator
Stuart Brereton .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Danny Cohen .... photography: second unit (uncredited)
Sam Osborne .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Chris Roach .... photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jocelyn Cammack .... extras casting
Carol Crane .... extras casting (as Carole Crane)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tessa Phillips .... assistant costume designer
Nikita Rae .... wardrobe assistant
Dennis Brack .... costumes: second unit (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jatinderpal Chohan .... second assistant editor
Giles Gardner .... second assistant editor
Rob Gordon .... digital on-line editor
Celia Haining .... second assistant editor
Bob Rodger .... color timer
Gabrielle Smith .... first assistant editor
Ben Yeates .... second assistant editor
Alex Nikolic .... tvc editor: Yugoslavia (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Niall Acott .... assistant recording engineer
Hugh Burns .... musician: acoustic guitar
Anne Dudley .... conductor
Anne Dudley .... orchestrator
Karen Elliott .... orchestral recording supervisor: Air Edel Associates Limited
Liz Gallacher .... music consultant
Isobel Griffiths .... musicians contractor
Julian Jackson .... musician: harmonica
Erik Jordan .... assistant recording engineer
Graham Lawrence .... music editor
Anne Dudley .... music producer: "You Can Leave Your Hat On" (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Dempsey .... driver: dining bus
Jeff Edwards .... wardrobe vehicle driver
Ronald Green .... driver: winnebago (as Ron Green)
Colin Stephenson .... driver: road train and make-up
Gordon Vickers .... driver: winnebago
 
Other crew
Nicky Agnew .... caterer
Brendan Diver .... caterer
Cathy Doubleday .... script supervisor
Suzanne Facenfield .... production secretary
Juan J.J. Falero .... stand-in (as Juan J. J. Falero)
Tony Flaherty .... caterer
Suzanne Grand .... choreographer
Lynne Greenshields .... assistant accountant
Phillip Hoppner .... tutor
Robert How .... location manager
Kate Ledger .... production coordinator
Vikki Luya .... unit publicist (as Vikky Luya)
Suzanne Lynch .... floor runner
Olivia Monti .... floor runner
Vicky Nottingham .... stand-in
Gavin Ricketts .... production runner
Jenny Snape .... chaperone
Darren Spencer .... production runner
Sarah Tapsfield .... location assistant
Julia Wilson Dickson .... voice coach (as Julia Wilson-Dixon)
Jon Wilson .... floor runner
Jennifer Woods .... floor runner
Susanna Wyatt .... accountant
Victoria Chambers-Pike .... script supervisor: second unit (uncredited)
Simon Dowling .... title designer (uncredited)
James Wilson .... production executive: Fox Searchlight Pictures (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some nudity
Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:A | Finland:S | France:U | Germany:12 (bw) | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Mexico:B | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:M | Norway:7 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | Spain:13 | Sweden:Btl | UK:15 | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:R (certificate #35028)

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Trivia:
The film holds the record for the highest-grossing UK film in history. It grossed a total of $256.9 million (£160.5 million).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Whilst the guys are watching Flashdance (1983), Dave criticizes the girl welding saying the mixture is all wrong and she's using too much acetylene. Shows how much he knows - she is actually arc welding.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?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Deep Fried in KelvinSee more »

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20 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A seductive, playful piece of comic gumption, 28 December 1998
Author: Eric Beltmann (beltmann@execpc.com) from West Bend, WI

The Full Monty offers a seductive, playful piece of comic gumption: Six unemployed steel workers become amateur male strippers, baring themselves as an antidote to the dole. The title is British slang for "buck naked," but the film isn't about nudity, or lust, exactly. It takes as its subject the free-falling sense of desperation provoked by unemployment. As these flaccid bodies strive to exude "sexiness," director Peter Cattaneo turns their struggle into a blue-collared survival reflex, which yields a thin yet agreeable amount of emotional weight.

Robert Carlyle plays a bitter but devoted divorced father trying to meet his support payments so his son will trust him, and Mark Addy just wants to provide for his nurturing wife, who worries about the secret G-string buried in her flabby husband's underwear drawer.

Suffering ritual-humiliation for the sake of loved ones, these men pawn their dignity for economic survival. Cattaneo allows the script to hint at the social and fiscal conditions endured by the working-class under Thatcher, but mostly he avoids politicizing the material. Instead, he aims for rowdy, laugh-out-loud passages about awkward pseudo-debauchery. Perhaps The Full Monty settles for rather broad, coarse humor, but it has intensely pleasing charms and Cattaneo gives it an unexpected deadpan consistency. He exposes the comedy of shame, and then the comedy of shamelessness.

ERIC BELTMANN

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