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The Full Monty (1997)

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Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gaz
... Dave
... Nathan
... Lomper
... Gerald
... Horse
... Guy
... Jean
... Mandy
Deirdre Costello ... Linda
... Barry
Dave Hill ... Alan
... Reg
Andrew Livingston ... Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon ... Sharon
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Six unemployed steel workers, inspired by the Chippendale's dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. Written by Jon Reeves (from press kit) <jreeves@imdb.com>

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The year's most revealing comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Fox Searchlight

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19 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Todo o nada  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$244,375, 17 August 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,950,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$257,938,649
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1.85 : 1
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The only film that year to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but not at the Producers Guild of America Awards. See more »

Goofs

The club owner, Gerald, and Dave all mention the show being on Friday, but the Hot Metal posters they put up list the show being on Saturday, May 25. See more »

Quotes

Gaz: Oh, fucking hell, Nath! They're 20 quid each them!
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Crazy Credits

The film shown behind the opening credits is "Sheffield...City on the move", made in 1971 for the Sheffield Publicity Department. See more »

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Featured in If We Picked the Winners (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm The Leader Of the Gang
(1974)
Written by Mike Leander and Gary Glitter
Recorded by Gary Glitter
Used by permission of MCA Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Laurence Myers Ltd.
(Heard when the Chippendales are performing)
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exceedingly likeable
4 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

One thing I've always appreciated in British films is that the actors look like Real People. I don't mean unattractive, but just normal everyday looking, unlike Hollywood actors who are exceedingly pretty with perfect teeth and stylish clothes, and unlimited bank accounts, no matter what their occupation. In this film, a group of unemployed steelworkers decide to put on an amateur strip show to make ends meet. It is presented as a comedy, but it does have some very moving moments, as it shows the despair and desolation of unemployment. And it subtly displays the economic conditions of Thatcher's England, where entire industries were shut down, taking jobs and local economies along with them. As in other British films, the characters seem real, like people we would know if we lived in their town. I can picture having a pint down at the local pub with Gaz and Gerald more than, say, Tom Cruise.


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