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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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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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LOOK WHO'S PERFECT NOW
Written and Composed by Eric Pressley / Gary Clark / Keely Hawkes (as Keeley Hawkes)
Performed by Transister
Published by Open Bar Music
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Music Limited/Chrysalis Music Limited/EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Mechanical Panther Music
(P) Virgin Records Limited
Licensed by courtesy of Virgin Records Limited/Universal Music (UK) Ltd.
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With little substance.
7 November 1998 | by (London) – See all my reviews

B Monkey, entertained but didn't add anything to my weekend. The London Film Festival gave the World Premiere of this movie which must have been shot before My Best Friend's Wedding when Rupert Everett was still an untouchable (according to Radford, Everett paid for and shot his own screen test because no one would give him a chance). He worked well as the out of it drug pusher whose life B Monkey is entangled with. The two leads, Jared Harris and Asia Argento work well together but this is still not enough to make the movie fully work. The London locations look great (even if with the usual cinematic ploy unconnected parts of town seem to be next to each other).

Overall I may not have gained much from seeing this film but I enjoyed the experience.


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