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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.

Director:

Peter Cattaneo

Writer:

Simon Beaufoy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Gaz
Mark Addy ... Dave
Wim Snape Wim Snape ... Nathan (as William Snape)
Steve Huison ... Lomper
Tom Wilkinson ... Gerald
Paul Barber ... Horse
Hugo Speer ... Guy
Lesley Sharp ... Jean
Emily Woof ... Mandy
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ... Linda
Paul Butterworth ... Barry
Dave Hill ... Alan
Bruce Jones ... Reg
Andrew Livingston Andrew Livingston ... Terry (as Andrew Livingstone)
Vinny Dhillon Vinny Dhillon ... Sharon
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Storyline

In the decaying steel mill town of Sheffield in Northern England, friends Gaz and Dave, both now unemployed and on the dole after the closure of most of the town's steel mills, steal scrap metal from the closed mills to supplement their meager income, often with Gaz's twelve year old son, Nathan, on the days Gaz has custody. Still, Gaz is behind in child support payments to his ex-wife, Mandy. When Mandy threatens to sue for full custody in that Gaz can't support Nathan in any way, Gaz, seeing the long line up of women clamoring to get in to see a touring Chippendales styled dance troupe, thinks he can solve his financial and thus custody problems by forming his own male exotic dance troupe with some of his fellow un- or underemployed ex-mill workers. In addition to Dave, he has in mind middle-aged Gerald, their former foreman who has not told his spending-happy wife Linda that he has been unemployed for six months, and Lomper, a mild-mannered security guard who they just met in the ... Written by Huggo

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Six men. With nothing to lose. Who dare to go.... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Russ Abbot was asked to play Gerald but was not free. See more »

Goofs

Reflection of boom mic visible in the car window as Dave throws Lomper back into the car. See more »

Quotes

Gaz: I don't suppose you could lend us a jacket...
Dave: Oh, Gaz...
Gaz: Oh, come on, Dave, it's not for me, it's a funeral.
Dave: [pause] What color?
Gaz: [pause] Orange.
Dave: Orange?
Gaz: *Black* for fuck's sake!
Dave: Okay, go on, I'll meet you back doors.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

There are two English versions of the film: one is the original UK version, the other is the US version which is partly re-dubbed to replace some British dialects and slang phrases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Caper Chase (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Abide with Me
(1861) (uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk
Hymn by Henry F. Lyte (1847)
Performed by The British Steel Stocksbridge Band at the funeral, with Steve Huison on trumpet
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User Reviews

 
"Excuse me... nobody said anything to me about the Full Monty"
5 April 2008 | by theaxekeeperSee all my reviews

I remember this movie when it originally came out. It looked interesting, but I was younger at the time and I wasn't allowed to watch R-rated movies. Later, I finally saw this movie about three years ago on HBO. I laughed my a** off. It was so freakin' funny and I still think it is funny. I bought the "Fully Exposed" two disc DVD and I still love this movie. Yeah some people don't understand British humor, but I love it still. I grew up watching Bristish shows like "Mr. Bean" and "Are You Being Served?" I love those shows and I love this movie, I think it is one of the best comedies ever made. I highly recommend it, you will laugh as hard as I did.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$176,585, 17 August 1997

Gross USA:

$45,950,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$257,938,649
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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