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B. Monkey (1998)

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Alan Furnace is a young man with the perfectly proper, quiet life of a London school teacher. But beneath all of that decency lies a burning desire for excitement and he just found it. ... See full summary »

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Beatrice
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Alan Furnace
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Paul Neville
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Bruno
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Mrs. Sturge
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Steve Davis
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Frank Rice
Bryan Pringle ...
Goodchild
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Ms. Cherry
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Angie
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Terence
Camilo Gallardo ...
Barman (Conrans)
Michael Carlin ...
Carlo
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Barman (Kings Head)
Elizabeth Ash ...
Nurse (as Elisabeth Ash)
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Alan Furnace is a young man with the perfectly proper, quiet life of a London school teacher. But beneath all of that decency lies a burning desire for excitement and he just found it. She's a woman unlike any other: Unruly Irish eyes, Latin lips... her name is Beatrice, but on the streets they call her B. Monkey. She's about to take him on an outrageous, dangerous and sexy ride through the wild side of London. Written by Babalu

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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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15 July 1999 (Germany)  »

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Agria omorfia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$17,436 (USA) (10 September 1999)

Gross:

$34,524 (USA) (17 September 1999)
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Michael Caton-Jones was the original director for the film but left over creative differences. See more »

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Alan Furnace: [first lines - at DJ mic] You grow up in the suburbs, you picture a life for yourself, right? A life of danger, late nights in smokey Jazz clubs, beautiful women everywhere. There's Janda Rhineheart with A Hot Cup of Paris, 1939. - You're listening to Night Duty in Saint Jose's hospital. - Only then you *do* grow up, and you're not living that life. You're poor. You teach in a school during the day, and of course you like it. Though you can barely find time to play the bloody trumpet.
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CHINESE BURN
Written by Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia
Performed by Curve
Published by Anxious Music Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Universal Music (UK) Limited
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A somewhat derivative romantic thriller that's boosted byfantastic performances.
17 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

B. Monkey has some elements that are similar to La Femme Nikita. But is also manages to implement just enough fresh twists to keep the film from getting too derivative.

The film's biggest asset is the fantastic performances from everyone in the cast. It's pretty evident that this film was designed as a vehicle for the Italian goddess Asia Argento, and she definitely does not disappoint as far as her looks or her acting abilities are concerned. Everyone else does an equally great job and add some great nuances to what could have been generic characters.

The film is quite violent at times and also features strong doses of sex and nudity (mostly of Ms. Argento) but it's all done in a tasteful and artistic manner that keep the film from veering into exploitation territory.

Overall, a solid little romantic thriller and a stunning showcase for Asia Argento.

rating:8


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