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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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teacher | love | thief | robbery | monkey | See more »

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Trouble never looked so good


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

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Release Date:

15 July 1999 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Agria omorfia  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$34,524 (USA) (17 September 1999)
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One of the reasons why Michael Caton-Jones quit the project was because Miramax head, Harvey Weinstein, nixed his proposal of casting Sophie Okonedo in the lead. See more »

Quotes

Beatrice: Whoever thought I could find happiness in the middle of fucking nowhere?
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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GLORY BOX
Written and Composed by Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, Adrian Utley and Isaac Hayes
Performed by Portishead
Published by Chrysalis Music Limited and Rondor Music (London) Limited
Courtesy of Go! Beat/Polydor UK Limited
Licensed by kind permission from Polygram Film & TV Licensing
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Top of the second tier Europic worth the time.
21 January 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"B. Monkey", with Italian diva Argento in the title role, tells of a young female thief who tries to go straight but is haunted by her past from both inside and out. What could have been a better romantic psychodrama stills plays out well as B-flick with good pitted against evil in the usual ways though it stumbles a bit in the end. The film has visceral verve, solid performances, and develops and builds until the climax in the last minutes. Good stuff for mature audiences into Europics with plenty Argento skin.


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