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B. Monkey (1998)

A young woman attempts to end her criminal career. But she needs love to make it.

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Goodchild
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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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teacher | love | school | thug | debt | See All (277) »

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Angel by day... armed & dangerous by night. See more »


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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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,436, 12 September 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,524, 19 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 »

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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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SOUVENIRS
Written and Performed by Django Reinhardt
Published by Peter Maurice Music Co. Ltd.
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited
Licensed by kind permission from Polygram Film & TV Licensing
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Not bad!
11 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

"B.Monkey" is the perfect example of a romantic thriller!Asia Argento plays Beatrice/B.Monkey-the thief who wants to quit with her profession.She loves Alan(Jared Harris),a teacher of small children.The film is really enjoyable and very well-acted-Asia Argento,a daughter of famous Italian horror maestro Dario Argento is really talented!She provides also some great nude scenes!The violence is kept to minimum,but there's a lot of cursing!8 out of 10-worth checking out,especially if you're a fan of Asia Argento!


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