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.
The original cut of the film was too short, so three months after shooting ended, some more footage was shot, including the football/exercise montage. Robert Carlyle is not in that sequence; the actor was working on another project by then.
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.
They shot the scene with Horse in the telephone box three times: the first with an old woman outside overhearing the conversation, the second with a gang of girls on a night out overhearing, and when neither of them worked, they reshot it with no one listening.
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.
As of January 2017, this is the 23rd most successful movie ever shown at the UK Boxoffice, taking in £52m. It is believed that its success came in the wake of the death of Princess Diana, and that UK cinemagoers were looking for light relief after such a tragic event.