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B. Monkey (1998)

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


Michael Radford


Andrew Davies (novel), Chloe King | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Asia Argento ... Beatrice
Jared Harris ... Alan Furnace
Rupert Everett ... Paul Neville
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Bruno
Julie T. Wallace ... Mrs. Sturge
Ian Hart ... Steve Davis
Tim Woodward ... Frank Rice
Bryan Pringle ... Goodchild
Clare Higgins ... Ms. Cherry
Simone Bowkett ... Angie
Marc Warren ... Terence
Camilo Gallardo Camilo Gallardo ... Barman (Conrans)
Michael Carlin Michael Carlin ... Carlo
Paul Ireland Paul Ireland ... Barman (Kings Head)
Elizabeth Ash Elizabeth Ash ... Nurse (as Elisabeth Ash)


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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Did You Know?


The film didn't surface on the festival circuits until two years after filming had completed. See more »


Beatrice: Tomorrow is a long way off, Alan. I might have forgotten you by then.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »


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...A great little love story
5 June 2000 | by dr.gonzo-4See all my reviews

I rented B.MONKEY because I enjoy Euro-fliks and I am also a big Asia Argento fan. Well this film was a great little love story. It seemed to be some kind of crossover between LA FEMME NIKITA and STRAW DOGS, yet just as original as the two. I'm glad to see that a director finally put Argento in a role that could really demonstrate her range as an actress. She pretty much dominates the film with exceptional support from Rupert Everett, Jonathon Rhys-Meyers, and especially Jared Harris. It's slow at times, yet never loses its suspense and intrigue. The cinematography and locations also add to the film's overall experience. It will appeal to fans of struggling love-stories with a nack for danger and intrigue. This is the role Argento was made for.

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Release Date:

15 July 1999 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,436, 12 September 1999

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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